Monday, July 16, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 29 Day 1

Our reading challenge for the day is Psalms 21-25. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

Psalm 21 - As we rejoice in God’s presence we realize that he is the one who guards us and who will finally bring his enemies to justice.

Psalm 22 - Pray your way through this Psalm, seeing all the many ways it refers to the events of Jesus’ death. Truly it describes the savior taking on sin and death on our behalf.

Psalm 23 - Probably the best known Psalm. Look at the comfort we receive in life and in death as Jesus, the good shepherd, walks ahead of us.

Psalm 24 - This is one of the Psalms that divides the Lutheran Reformation and the more radical branches of Reformation thought. Who may ascend? Only Jesus, the one received in the gates of the Lord. He is the one who has clean hands and a pure heart. He is the one through whom we enter.

Psalm 25 - This is an excellent Psalm to pray. In it we wait on the Lord. We confess our sins before God and realize his forgiveness. We pray for him to deliver us and others from every trouble.

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