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S (Scripture): Psalm 50:3
Our God approaches,
and he is not silent.
O (Observation): God speaks and makes God's presence known.
A (application): I am very familiar with moments in my life when God remained silent and for too long. It can feel lonely and disparaging. Yet the Psalmist speaks to the other side of this when God does speak and God does come near....we might not like what God has to say. We may not want to hear what comes from God's mouth. Heck, we may not even want God to approach.
Lutherans may lean too much on grace when it comes to reading passages on judgment. There is some simple human nature involved in that too, we don't like hearing the judgment because it calls us into correction or confession. It also acknowledges that we are not in control. God is.
So it is a very fearful thing to be in the hands of a living God (Hebrews 10:31). It is a very fearful thing to say to the Lord "Speak, your Servant is listening (1 Samuel 3)."
P (Prayer): Lord by your judgment you bring in your justice. Bring us back into relationship with you Lord.