Saturday, 26 August 2017

Psalms 136-140

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.

5 comments:

Susan Barnes said...

136:1,2,3, His love endures forever … His love endures forever … His love endures forever…

Focus on the love of God and let his love fill your heart and mind, to break down strongholds and bring peace.

Susan Barnes said...

137:3-4 for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?

The songs of Zion were songs of the Lord, songs of joy. Singing them reminded the Israelites of all they had lost. They had lost Zion, their physical and spiritual home. They were tormented by the memory of their failure to be God’s people.

Susan Barnes said...

138:3 When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.

God will answer, generally not by solving the problem but by emboldening us.

Susan Barnes said...

139:23-24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

David asked God to know his anxious thoughts. Anxiety usually comes from uncertainty and doubt. So David, in this prayer, is effective asking God to strength his faith which will lead him to everlasting life.

Susan Barnes said...

140:7 Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.

Our heads contain the thoughts and attitudes of our mind, and this is where we need God’s protection, especially in times of spiritual battles.