Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday, August 27th: Psalms 120-122, 2 Corinthians 6 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Psalms 120-122; 2 Corinthians 6

I appreciated the Theme description of Psalm 120 in my Life Application Bible....
A prayer for deliverance from false accusers. All believers must live with the tension of being in teh world but not belonging to it.

Psalm 121 is one that I've memorized - I always love it when I come to a section I've either memorized or know very well.  Perhaps that should be an incentive to memorize more :)

This Psalm makes it clear that not only is God the all-powerful Creator, He watches over us unceasingly.  Not a moment passes by where He is not in complete control or that escapes His attention.

The Theme description of Psalm 122 in my LAB is....
Stepping into the presence of God. What Jerusalem was for the Israelites, the church is to the believer.

In the notes it adds....
Going to God's house can be a chore or a delight. For the writer, it was a delight. As a pilgrim attending one of the three great religious festivals, he rejoiced to worship with God's people in God's house. We may find worship a chore if we have unconfessed sin or if our love for God has cooled. But if we are close to God and enjoy his presence, we will be eager to worship and praise him. Our attitude toward God will determine our view of worship.


In our NT passage this hit me...
Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
Many people put off salvation, thinking they want to get some living in first, or that they have lots of time to make a decision.  But we don't know that.  If we delay we can miss our opportunity all together!  The right time is today.  The right time is now!

This one as well..
3 We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry
Do we, like Paul, always consider what our actions communicate about Jesus?  As believers we are representatives of Christ and non-Christians are watching us.  Are we being the ambassadors we should be?

14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
This verse makes it clear that we should not lock ourselves into personal or business relationships with unbelievers as it could cause us to compromise our faith.  Clearly, this is so important specifically in the marriage relationship.


Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Psalms 123-125; 2 Corinthians 7

3 comments:

Nathan Reimer said...

2 Corinthians 6:3
We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,

Do I, by how I live me life, give unsaved people a reason to stay away from God or rather do I give them a good reason to turn to God by how I live?

Pamela said...

I love Psalm 121 too! What a powerful reminder that we are never alone.

This verse stood out for me from the NT:

4 but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5 beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;

Here all all the things we should not stop us from living out our faith and sharing it with others...it kind of makes me feel silly for not sharing my faith because I'm afraid they'll be offended.

Conrad said...

There were a number of verses that jumped out at me and it turns out they did for everyone else too.

"Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?"

This has been mine and Pamela's prayer for our kids as they are approaching the dating years. So powerful and so true.