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What does it mean to appeal to the pleasures of God in prayer?

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by whirlingmerc, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. whirlingmerc

    whirlingmerc Well-Known Member

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    I see in Psalm 51, it starts with appeals to mercy and bases it on God's character
    particularly on the word hesed, God;s loyal lovingkindness. In this case not on God's justice The Psalm moves to asking for a new heart, a new nature as he was born in sin. Last, the psalm ends to even appeal to the pleasures of God, since God would be pleased with such a result

    Psalm 51 - a broken heart, a new heart and the pleasures of God
     
  2. Kemosloby

    Kemosloby Well-Known Member
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    You answered your own question. It would be God's pleasure to get the sin out of people by giving them a new heart in their new resurrected nature. The contrary would be the verse that says "God takes no pleasure in punishing the wicked"
     
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    whirlingmerc Well-Known Member

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    God is glorified by judging evil and by showing mercy
    but is seems there may be more glory and pleasure in the mercy part
     
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    Akivah Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that link is very different from the Psalm as it appears in the Original Testament. The true verse doesn't mention "G-d's pleasures". In verse 20, David continues his prayer to G-d and says "Do good in Your favor unto Zion, build the walls of Jerusalem."
     
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