Saturday, 2 September 2017

Psalms 141-145

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...

141:8 But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.

David’s attention and his focus is on God. In Him, he finds refuge, protection and comfort.

Susan Barnes said...

142:7 Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.

We are not blessed just for our own benefit, but rather that the blessings will flow through us to others.

Susan Barnes said...

143:8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

The morning is often a reality check. The sun come up yet again and we have responsibilities to fulfil. It’s the time to remember God’s unfailing love, that we have chosen to trust in him and that he will shows us the way to go.

Susan Barnes said...

144:12 Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.

David saw that God wanted to bless his people and their children. He saw God as his provider and protector therefore he trusted God to do good in his nation - believing for sons who were well nurtured and daughters who were strong and valuable to the kingdom.

Susan Barnes said...

145:8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

This is David's description of God. He knew God well, over a long period of time, through many successes and failures. He found God to be gracious, compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.