Our reading challenge for the day is Psalms 76-80. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?
Psalm 76 - Do we fear those who rule over us with an iron fist? They in turn fear God, who overcomes them so as to defend his people.
Psalm 77 - Often what gives us courage is our recollection of God’s word, particularly the ways he has shown mercy in the past. This is one of many reasons that I love the historic liturgy. In it we recite God’s faithfulness again and again. I’ve seen many times how weak and infirm people can remember what they have sung and said so many times. This brings them hope in God.
Psalm 78 - Generation after generation we must confess that we have fallen short of God’s commands. We are exactly the kind of people who fell in the wilderness. Therefore we owe it to the next generation to tell of God’s goodness and mercy.
Psalm 79 - God often uses people, evil people, to judge sin and failure. May we be the object of his care, not of his wrath!
Psalm 80 - Who is the man of God’s right hand? It is Jesus, whose face shines upon all who believe him. He brings salvation and grace.