Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday, May 15th: Psalm 138-141, 143

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Psalm 138, 139,140, 141, 142

I really enjoy reading the Psalms.  When I read some of the verses in Psalm, parts of songs pop into my head that I have either heard or sung.  Out of these chapters that I read for today's devotion, Psalm 139 really stood out the most for me.  This chapter really instills in me how much God cares for me and how He knows everything about me and that He is always with me. 

Psalms 139: 1-10

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.

In my Life Application Bible I read the overview of the other chapters which I found to be a great help.

Psalms 138 Theme is "Thanksgiving for answered prayer"
Psalms 140 Theme is "Prayer for Protection against those who slander or threaten you"
Psalms 141 Theme is "A prayer for help when facing temptation."

Psalms 143 Theme is "A prayer when overwhelmed and desperate.  Only God can keep us safe.

These passages show me how David not only prayed for help for facing temptation and protection, he also remembered to pray to God with thanksgiving.  What a reassurance it is to know that God is everywhere and we can always count on God to always be with us.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Psalm 144, 145, 88, 89, 50


Conrad said...

Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds. Psalm 141:4a

This is a prayer that I have prayed for our kids, but also important for myself.

Nathan Reimer said...

One of the verses that stood out to me was Psalm 138:7

Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
with your right hand you save me.

We don't know often how dangerous the people around us are, or are around our children when they're at school or somewhere else. This verse gives comfort that God is watching over us and has protected us many times that we aren't even aware of.

Emma Reimer said...

A verse that stood out to me was Psalm 143:8

Let me hear of Your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You.

Tammy Reimer said...

I love psalm 139 as well! Loved the verses the others commented on too. Such great wisdom to be found in the psalms.