Today’s Tasting: Psalms 26, 40, 58, 61-62, 64, 139, 2 Samuel 19-21
Psalm 26: The prayer of someone who sees themselves as innocent and not like the other people, who do evil things, asking for mercy from God.
Psalm 40: A prayer praising God for his goodness and help, and asking for his continued help.
Psalm 58: Asking God’s judgment on rulers who treat their people unfairly.
Psalm 61: A prayer asking for safety and for God’s protection.
Psalm 62: Trust in God.
Psalm 64: A writer’s fear of his enemies and asks the Lord’s protection from them.
Psalm 139: God knows everything about each one of us, even before we were born.
2 Samuel 19-21 starts with Joab scolding David for being sad over his son Absalom’s death, even though that saved the rest of his people. On his way back to Jerusalem, David forgives those who have sinned against him, and thanks those who helped him.
Today’s Nourishment illustrates how our relationship with God should work. In Psalm 40, verse 4 says “Happy is the person who trusts the Lord”. Psalm 40 both praises God, and asks for his help. Psalm 61:4 asks for God to “let me find safety in the shelter of your wings”. Psalm 62:6, “He is my rock and my salvation. He is my defender; I will not be defeated”. Psalm 139:14 praises God because “you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.” These Psalms show how we should turn to God for our needs, and how we should praise God.
It is easy to get caught in the way of relying on ourselves for what we need, and of praising ourselves when we accomplish what we want. It is easy to forget, without God we would not exist, let alone accomplish all the things that we do.
This week I want to encourage you to try following the model of these psalms and turn to God both for shelter, and to thank him for all the blessings in your life.
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Tomorrow’s Delight: Psalms 5, 38, 41-42