Remove the obstacles: Psalm 5.8 VOTD

“Lord, lead me in your righteousness because of those who wait to ambush me, remove the obstacles in the way in which you are guiding me!”

Psalm 5.8

After an opening appeal to be heard, 1-2, David bases his prayer on God’s holy nature, 3-6. He himself will worship and acknowledge God, 7, but the wicked lie and rebel, 9-10. His request and expectation center in joy, 11. He ends with another affirmation of God’s action consistent with his person, 12.

How does this psalm contrast with the attitude of the Pharisee praying in the temple? Lk 18.9-14.

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