Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 10th - Psalm 67, 71, 91-94 - Kelora

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Psalm 67, 71, 91-94

I really enjoy reading the Psalms.  So many verses remind me of the choruses we sing in church.  

There is a re-occurring theme in Psalm 71.  This Chapter references that even when we grow old we can still serve God and share the Good News with others about what God has done for us.  The older generation will have many life experiences to share and can tell us what God has done throughout their lives.  

Psalm 91:2 is a wonderful verse.  How reassuring to know that God is our refuge in times of trouble.  How often I try to solve my problems myself but this verse is a good reminder to rely and trust on God always.  

Finally I will refer to Psalm 92.  This chapter’s theme is to be thankful and faithful every day.  I like verse 12 where it says “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon.”  I discovered that palm trees are known for their long life and that cedars of Lebanon grew to 120 in height and up to 30 feet in circumference making them solid, strong and immovable.  What a great analogy.  Learning about these types of trees and how they refer to Christians really takes on a new meaning and makes me want to strive in my faith to be like a palm tree and a cedar of Lebanon.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Psalm 95 - 99


Nathan Reimer said...

Psalm 71:20
Though you have made me see troubles,
many and bitter,
you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
you will again bring me up.

This verse made me realize how real the Bible is in telling us how life will go. We won't always have it easy, even as Christians, but God will be there to help us and in the end we will will be victorious.

Tammy Reimer said...

That was interesting info about the trees, and neat how they are a metaphor for the Christian walk.

I really enjoyed Psalm 67 and reading the blessings the psalmist was asking for, and that they all revolved around magnifying the name of God.

Conrad said...

"Blessed is the one you discipline, Lord, the one you teach from your law;" Psalm 94:12

We need to discipline and to be disciplined. The following verse continues on saying that it provides relief from days of trouble.

How great it is to know that we follow a God who not only wants what is best for us today, but knows it will also make for us a better future!