Friday, July 13, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 28 Day 5

Our reading challenge for the day is Psalms 16-20. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

Psalm 16 - While David’s psalm speaks of God’s care for him, it also speaks of the relation of God the Father and God the Son, particularly in verse 10. The good news here is that all who trust in Christ become partakers of his perfect fellowship with the Father.

Psalm 17 - How do we receive the blessed care of God? It is as we look to him in repentance and faith, asking him to rescue us even from the evil within ourselves. It is Christ’s righteousness that guards us.

Psalm 18 - When we look to God to deliver us we expect him to shake heaven and earth. Yet often the way he changes our world is through our efforts. Did God deliver David from the enemy army? Yes. He used David’s spear. We don’t always recognize how the Lord works. He drives away demons and gives new life through the spoken word and water. Yet it is God’s great power.

Psalm 19 - We look to God in his word, trusting that he will correct us and purify us. As we meditate on God’s word we find we can trust him.

Psalm 20 - Do we want permanent defenses? Rather than trusting in our power we trust in the Lord who delivers us from all danger.

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