Half truth… that was my immediate impression. This song is only half of the truth.
Yes, God was mocked by the Babylonians as they defeated
Yes, this is very true. And it was a sad day for
The psalmist cries this out long and loud, the undertone being that
But where is
The Lord was moving toward a day when His glory would extend far beyond the borders of
As I read and pondered all this, it hit me that I can easily remember half the story, too, in order to advance my cause before the Lord. I, too, can cry, “Bless me, heal me, restore me”, without asking if my actions or sins might be part of my problem in the first place.
Lord, I ask for wisdom and the ability to be honest with myself, to see my needs and failings and bring them to You honestly. Lord, I pray that Your name and fame would be spread throughout all the earth and that I do my part faithfully in spreading Your name and fame. Through Jesus, the Lord of Glory, I pray. Amen.