Today’s Tasting: Psalms 32, 51, 86, 122
A word or phrase that describes each Psalm:
Psalm 32: “Blessed: a word study proved that blessed derived from the Old English word blest, meaning, “marked with blood.” The priests marked the altar, the sacrifice, and the people with blood and announced that they were “blest.”
Psalm 51: “Right sacrifices” are sacrifices offered with repentance: David approached God after he had slept with Bathsheba to confess his sin. He knew that repentance must accompany sacrifices, in order that they become “right sacrifices.”
Psalm 86: Abounding in steadfast love: A Prayer of David: God honored that David’s heart was after Him. God’s “abounding in steadfast love” carried David through his distresses and defeats, along with his victories.
Psalm 122: “Let us go…Peace be within you!” A Song of Ascents when the children of Israel journeyed to the temple for the yearly festivals.
Today’s Nourishment: As I pondered the Psalms above, I thank the Lord that He announced that we are “blest.” We live as “blest” because we have been “marked with His blood.” Jesus offered Himself as the “right sacrifice” and offered His blood for our sin. He is abounding in steadfast love for us. So, “let us go and live with peace.”
Peace, peace were some of Jesus last words to His disciples, “Peace be with you…Peace be with you.” The peace that He spoke of has a three-fold meaning, “Wholeness for body, soul, and spirit.”
Lord, I receive peace: “wholeness for body, soul, and spirit” today. Not somewhere in the future, but for today! I thank you, Lord, that I live “blest.”
How are you living “blest” in His peace in the midst of your circumstances? Let’s contend for the peace that He promised as He “blest” us.
What does “blest” mean to you?
Tomorrow’s Delight: 2 Samuel 13-15
Carolyn Marlowe, CCLC
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