Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday, August 30th: Psalms 129-131, 2 Corinthians 9 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Psalms 129-131; 2 Corinthians 9

Psalm 129 reminds us that God alone will bring us through tough times.

Psalm 130 declares God's faithfulness to forgives when we confess our sins to Him.

Psalm 131 recognizes that the basis for our contentment is trust in God and a willingness to be humble.

In our Corinthians passage we see how easy it is for initial enthusiasm to dwindle.  The start and end of a marathon are far more exciting than the difficult miles in between - it takes determination to keep going and encouragement from each to succeed.  As believers, our generosity should stem from our understanding of what God has generously given to us in His priceless gift of salvation.  Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!



Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage:   Psalms 132-134, 2 Corinthians 10

3 comments:

Nathan Reimer said...

Psalm 130
3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.

We all sin, we all then need forgiveness, we all then need God to forgive those sins.

Conrad said...

"my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning." Psalm 130:6

Waiting for the Lord. Not always easy to do. The writer reminded me that I need to be intentful and focused on God while I wait. Not to be be distracted by anything else.

Pamela said...

The same verse stood out for me Nathan:
3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.

We can't measure up to God and yet he forgives us. Mind blowing.