Friday, August 17, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 33 Day 5

Our reading challenge for the day is Psalms 141-145. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

Psalm 141 - Our Lord delights in the prayers of his people. Yet again and again we ask him to hear us, to change our hearts so we pray rightly, to come and work in his righteousness.

Psalm 142 - In this Psalm, David prays from a cave where he and a few men were hiding. Without knowing David was in the cave, Saul’s forces, seeking David’s life, had encamped outside the cave and were using the cave as a latrine. In this position, when his refuge was unsafe, David looked to God as his true refuge.

Psalm 143 - When we are in distress we cry out to God. Yet sometimes even the faithful think God seems to be hiding. Yet we can look to his unfailing love and see he has not abandoned us.

Psalm 144 - In war and in peace God is the one who provides his people with all they need. In him we are perfectly safe.

Psalm 145 - Praising God is an intergenerational lifestyle. One generation tells the next of God’s love which extends to all generations. He is worthy of our praise, and the praise of those who will come after us.

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