Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 30 Day 3

Our reading challenge for the day is Psalms 55-60. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

Psalm 56 - It is very hard when people twist our words. We find it very painful. Yet we should ask how careful we are to avoid twisting God’s word. May we have grace to treat his words with integrity.

Psalm 57 - Our plea for mercy results in our proclaiming God’s majesty and love. Do we call to God for mercy despite his will? Not at all. He is the merciful one who cares for us.

Psalm 58 - How do Christians deal with unrighteous civil rulers? May God judge them. We, if we have influence, can try to influence our leaders for good. But the Lord is the ultimate judge. He will avenge the righteous.

Psalm 59 - David prays that the Lord would not destroy his enemies out of hand but that he would let them be found out in their evil. Seeing the distinction between good and evil helps us see more clearly. It is of great value to Christians. Then we know about sin and repentance.

Psalm 60 - What a terrible thing it is to be rejected by God. We have no hope if he has departed from us. Yet we often live our lives as if God is irrelevant. May he show us mercy and reveal himself as the one essential to all.

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