Monday, August 13, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 33 Day 1

Our reading challenge for the day is Psalms 120-125. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

Psalm 120 - When we find ourselves living among people who hate peace we can call on the LORD. He saves us first from the destruction we cause when we show that we ourselves hate peace. He also saves us from the people around us.

Psalm 121 - This Psalm is often taken to have the Lord as the one in the hills who helps us. More likely, since criminals hide in the hills, we should see that the Lord is the one who guards us from the enemies surrounding us. We are safe with Him no matter what.

Psalm 122 - Jerusalem in this Psalm is seen as the place of God’s true presence. We pray for peace and security in the presence of God. That is exactly what he promises us as well.

Psalm 123 - Modern Western culture has largely lost the idea of the servant and master. The best servant is invisible. The greatest compliment is when the master shows favor to a good servant. May God our master show his favor.

Psalm 124 - How are you doing today? Far better than without God’s help! He is our creator and sustainer.

Psalm 125 - God surrounds his people like a mountain range. He interferes with all the harm that can come their way. He does good, not evil.

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