A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Psalm 120

In addition to our Daily Devotionals in the book of 1 Samuel, this month’s Book is Eugene Peterson’s, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” As a paradigm of discipleship in an ‘instant world’, the Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) provide a richly flavoured ‘slow cooked’ meal instead of a microwaved TV dinner. Details on how to easily purchase the book are here.

Chapter 2 is available for download here:

For your consideration and reflection:

  • Do you ever experience a sense of ‘holy dissatisfaction’ with this world?
  • If so, how might you defend your soul against a sanctimonious, self-righteous (‘holier-than-thou’) attitude towards our surrounding culture.
  • What is your experience of heartfelt repentance, especially in relation to the seductions of this world?

You might like to turn your reflections into prayer.