Saturday, 16 January 2016

Psalm 66-70

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...

66:20 Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!

The Psalmist knows that God never withholds himself from us. He does not rejected our prayers, even though he doesn't always answer them the way we would like.

Susan said...

67:7 May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

The psalmist asks for blessing so that everyone will come to know God. The blessing of God leads to repentance (Romans 2:4).

"In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make on everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations and their off spring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed." Isaiah 61:8-9

Susan said...

68:31 Envoys will come from Egypt; Cush will submit herself to God.

One day "every knee will bow". One day Egypt and Cush (Ethopia?) will submit to God. There is happiness when a nation is holy.

Susan said...

69:30-31 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves.

God is pleased when we praise his name in song when we glorify him with thanksgiving. When we sing and focus our attention on him and his attributes. He is pleased and it is good for us, too.

Susan said...

70:4 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, "The Lord is great!"

We can rejoice and be glad even as we seek God because we know he will answer and we know he cares. Because the Lord is great we have a reason to rejoice and be glad.