Friday, August 3, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 31 Day 5

Our reading challenge for the day is Psalms 91-95. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

Psalm 91 - Safety comes not from being strong, fast, or smart, but from resting in the presence of the LORD. God rescues his people who love him.

Psalm 92 - Look at the plants in this Psalm. The wicked spring up like grass, which is a very hardy plant. The righteous are like palms and cedars which are substantial and long lasting. They may not be as common as grass but they are certainly of greater value, producing much food and shelter.

Psalm 93 - Water is amazingly powerful. But God is even greater. Nothing can displace our Lord.

Psalm 94 - When the Lord teaches us he often does it through discipline. We endure hardship for a time, then we begin to understand his desires and his holiness. Like the Psalmist, we may feel anxious. But we can depend on God’s unfailing love.

Psalm 95 - The first seven verses are the venite typically sung at Matins. See the change in person as we move to verse eight. God now cautions his people to hear him diligently. Though we confess Christ and hold to Christian doctrine we are often hesitant to trust and follow our Lord. May God grant us repentance and restoration.

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