Psalm 5 - The Holiness of God and the Power of Words

Posted On: Mar 5, 2021   |   Posted By: Happy Catholic

Psalm 5 - The Holiness of God and the Power of Words

When you see the evildoers planning to lie in wait for you, and you wish your prayer to be heard, get up at dawn and say Psalm 5.
Athanasius, On the Interpretation of the Psalms 15 There is an emphasis on the power of words here which really struck me - from the beginning where the psalmist beseeches, "Hear my words, O Lord" and toward the end where the enemies' mouths are compared to an open sepulchre. Jewish sepulchre, 1st century 5:1 Hear My Words, O Lord
God Weighs Our Words, and So Should We. Asterius the Homilist. God judges your cry: whether you have cried out against anyone unjustly, whether you have trumpeted unjust anger with your cry or whether you, overcome with such wrath, have called for the striking down of the innocent, like those who stoned Stephen: "Shouting with a loud voice, they covered their ears and in one spirit united against him they rushed him." And their shout became a vehicle of murder. God, therefore tests your words... Homilies on the Psalms
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