Saturday, 16 August 2014

Psalm 21-25

Here's how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan said...

21:1 The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give!

David didn't rejoice in his own strength but it God's. His joy was in what God had done and not in what he had done.

Susan said...

22:4 In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.
22:31-32 Future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!

God has been faithful over generations. There is a foundation of faith that I can trust and proclaim to future generations. This is not a 'flash in the pan' faith, not a sprint but a marathon.

Susan said...

23:6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Goodness and love will follow me because God is goodness and love. He will follow and surround me all the days of my life. Hallelujah!

Susan said...

24:4-5 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior.

Those who look to God alone and do not rely on fulfilment from other sources will be vindicated for choosing God. God will show it was worthwhile for people to trust in him.

Susan said...

25:16-17 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.

David knew what it was like to be lonely, afflicted, troubled and in anguish. He looked to God for grace and relief.