Saturday, 10 December 2016

Psalm 111-115

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 Barnes said...

111:9 He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—holy and awesome is his name.

God provides redemption, he initiated his covenant. God is awesome because he bothers about people when he needn't. They cause him much pain yet he provides for them, arranges for them to be forgiven and in covenant with him. He is an awesome God.

Susan Barnes said...

112:4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous.

Everything will be alright in the end. Light will dawn, even in the midst of darkness, for we are the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Susan Barnes said...

113:9 He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children.

This is a beautiful picture of domesticity. God wants to bless his people by curing loneliness and putting people into families. (See also Psalm 68:6 "God sets the lonely in families")

Susan Barnes said...

114:7 Tremble, earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob

God is so powerful that the sea flees and the Jordon turns back (v. 5). We should tremble at the awesomeness of God yet he uses his power to bring salvation to people. He uses his amazing power for our good.

Susan Barnes said...

115:3 Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.

God is not moved by the latest fad, or by the latest argument or good idea. He is not moved by the arguments of men but rather he is moved by whatever pleases him. And one of the thinga that pleases him is faith expressed as gratitude.