Bible 365: Week 18

 Week 18 was all about the book of Psalms.  This is one of my all time favorite books of the Bible.  Psalms is a collection of songs mostly written by David.  Think of it as a greatest hits album.  There are Psalms about thanksgiving, anger, joy and more.  Most importantly there are lessons and truths to be found throughout the book of Psalms.

For example, Psalm 9:1 says, “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.”  Many times we forget to and like we are too cool to testify when God has moved in our lives.  It’s really sad though considering the fact we aren’t scared or too cool to call on Him in our times of trouble.  I’m not saying you have to shove God down their throats but it’s ok to brag on Him every so often.

And with all the talk of “haters” and enemies, Psalm 10:8-9 reminds us that our enemies “are secretly fixed on the helpless.  He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den; he lies in wait to catch the poor; he catches the poor when he draws him into his net.”  So, you have to be on guard.

And is it me or does it seem like sometimes the most worldly or evil people appear to have it all?  They’re rich, sport the latest designer clothes and live in big houses.  But what we have to keep in mind is that one day they will get their just reward (punishment).  “But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, to repay it by Your hand” (Psalm 10:14).

They think (and we think) that just because they have it all they are untouchable.  But not so because God sees and keeps record of their evil doings.  And for all their unkindness Psalm 11:6 says that their punishment is to be a rain of “coals; fire and brimstone and a burning wind…”

At the end of the day we have to remember that “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” according to Psalm 23:1.  Despite what we may go through in life He will continue to “prepare a table before me” (Psalm 23:5 and that “goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;” (Psalm 23:6).  We have tasted and saw that the Lord was good (Psalm 34).

Hope to see ya next week!

Week 19 Readings
5/6: Psalms  37-41
5/7: Psalms 42-45
5/8: Psalms 46-49
5/9: Psalms 50-53
5/10: Psalms 54-56
5/11: Psalms 57- 59
5/12: Psalms 60-62

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