Saturday, 9 January 2016

Psalm 61-65

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...

61:2 From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

David knew from history that God would answer him. David's faith wasn't weakened by circumstances.

God "is too wise to err and too good to be unkind" ~ Heslop.

Susan said...

62:2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
62:6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

David knows God is his fortress and his rock – pictures of things that are strong and enduring – and it's worth waiting on him no matter how long it takes.

Susan said...

63:1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.

For David God was the centre of it all. He was his life, his passion, his heart. He longed for God like someone in the desert yearns for water.

Susan said...

64:7 But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down.

God can do things suddenly – cure a sickness suddenly; solve a problem suddenly; mend a relationship suddenly.

Thank you Lord for your suddenness.

Susan said...

65:4 Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.

David acknowledges the blessings that come from experiencing God's presence. He gives us good things. He is the giver of every good and perfect gift and he promises good to those who follow him.