Julie of Light Omega


The Psalms of David are Songs to God.  They reflect pain, joy, fear, the desire for comfort - the whole range of human emotion.  In addition to this, they express the longing and loving of a heart that seeks to know God in the most intimate way.

David does not use the word 'purification' in his psalms.  Yet, it is what he means by walking with God, and by seeking integrity and righteousness.  Purification is a labor of love.  It requires commitment to God's purposes for man and an observance of God's law.  The delight that this commitment brings to the heart is what David speaks about in this first Psalm.  He begins with the acknowledgment of the blessings that come to the righteous who establish God's law as the law within their own hearts.  These are the ones who remain faithful to purity in an impure world, and who turn away from the unholy.

   PSALM 1 


Desert of Midian - Land of Prophecy and of Promise
The Desert:  Land of prophecy and poetry where the 
soul meets God.



Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.:
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.:
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.:
The ungodly are not so; but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. :
For God knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


In Psalms 15 and 26 also, David expresses the vows that are at the heart of purification: to walk in integrity, to love God, to seek to follow the path of righteousness:

   PSALM 15

Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle?  Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbor, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor.

In whose eyes a vile person is condemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord.

He that sweareth to his own hurt and changeth not.

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent.

He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

    PSALM 26

Judge me, O Lord; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted also in the Lord; therefore I shall not slide.

Examine me, O Lord, and prove me;  try my reins and my heart.

For thy lovingkindness is before my eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.

I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.

I will wash my hands in innocence: so will I compass thine altar, O Lord:

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.

Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men: 

In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

But as for me, I will walk in my integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.

My foot standeth in an even place: in the congregations will I bless the Lord.


"I will walk in my integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me"- this is the song of David that calls us to remember the partnership with God that is the essence of the purification process.

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