Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 33 Day 2

Our reading challenge for the day is Psalms 126-130. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

Psalm 126 - God brings captives back home. In the Psalm the captivity lasted 70 years. Most of the captives had never been free. Yet they rejoiced. How do we view the freedom we have from the bondage to sin? That is a true release.

Psalm 127 - What God has appointed for us he will see that we can do. If he has not approved what we wish to do for him, we will not accomplish it. May we have grace to learn our Lord’s priorities.

Psalm 128 - The fear of the LORD brings blessing upon blessing. We rightly ask for his peace and grace.

Psalm 129 - Here the Psalmist asks that God would withhold his blessing from those who hate God and His people. There is a time to pray that God would strike down his enemies. But since we don’t know his timing and we have imperfect knowledge of the people we deal with, our duty remains to love our enemies and pray for them as well.

Psalm 130 - How great is God’s forgiveness? Greater than all our sin and shame. We look to Jesus who redeems us from all sins.

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