Welcome back to Week 2 in the Book of Psalms! You all have done a great job sharing your reflections from your daily reading out on Instagram and Facebook. If you missed those discussions – I hope you will join us this week!
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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
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God’s steadfast love endured towards Israel, even when they were unfaithful, ungrateful and in rebellion. God displayed his love by rescuing them but then Israel repeated their sin and forgot what God had done for them. Nevertheless, God heard their cries and kept his covenant to them.
God’s mighty power is seen by his great love toward his people, even when they are not in obedience to him. Have you ever fallen away from the Lord and lived in rebellion or been unfaithful to him? How did God display his mercy, love and faithfulness toward you, during that time?
Those who are wise will take the time to look at the way God has dealt with man in the past. The wise man sees how God has the transforming power to make bad things good and good things bad. The wise man also notes how merciful the constant love of God is toward his children.
Let’s be wise. Take a moment to pause, ponder and consider the works of the Lord in this passage. Then consider in your own life, how have you experienced the steadfast love of the Lord?
David knew that he could not avoid the battles he was facing. He had to fight, but the victory was in God’s hands. He was sure that through God, they would do valiantly, and this was a reason for courage.
Is there something in your life that is requiring courage? We must not be passive or afraid of the hard things that God calls us to do. How does knowing that God is with you, give you strength to move forward in faith?
This is a unique Psalm where David is praying for curses against an enemy who has falsely accused him of wrongdoing. In his pain, he asks the Lord to not remain silent but rather reverse the situation and let those who are accusing him, be the ones who face ruin.
David did not take vengeance into his hands against his enemy, even though he could have. Instead, he asked the Lord to help him. Romans 12:19 says, “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Is there someone who has hurt you and you feel tempted to get revenge? Pray and ask the Lord for protection from that person and leave revenge in God’s hands.
Psalm 110 is one of the most quoted Old Testament chapters in the New Testament. This chapter is a prophetic Psalm revealing the Messiah in the Old Testament. While it is referring to the literal kingship of David, it points to the coming of the promised Messiah. Jesus’ work was finished on the cross and so God the Father, told God the Son, to take his throne at the right hand of God.
From the days of David, through the days of the arrival of the Messiah, to our days now – God is in complete control. He will return again and judge the nations. How does seeing prophecy fulfilled and God’s authority over all that takes place, encourage you?
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This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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Keep walking with the King,
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