Insights on Today's Reading
Psalm 56 - As David faced the Philistines he relied on the mercy of God. Like grace, mercy is something we don't deserve, but we desperately need! David could trust the Lord even when so many were turned against him. David knew God was aware of his tears but he knew God was on his side. He found God delivered him so he could keep walking with God.
Psalm 120 - As you read this Psalm note that the inscription over it and Psalms 121 - 134: "A Song of Ascent" or similar wording. These fifteen Psalms were written as pilgrims in Israel would make their way up to Jerusalem to worship. They were songs to prepare them to meet with God. Psalm 120 speaks of David's distress dwelling with people who were deceivers and who lusted for war. David's heart was set on peace.
Psalm 140 - We may never face "violent men" as David did, but let's not forget that Satan is as violent as a roaring lion and he seeks to attack us every day. We need to cry out to God for his protection and trust Him for His rebuke of the enemy.
Psalm 141 - David knew a praying tongue can't be a lying tongue. He asked God to watch his mouth and he accepted the rebuke of godly people. He knew their criticism was for his good. He also knew that the traps set by the wicked for him would actually be used against them.
Psalm 142 - In this Psalm is verse 4, "...no one cares for my soul." Try to remember that as you look at the people around you. Who cares for them? Do you? When David felt that he wasn't cared for he found that God was "his portion." May we see that true in our lives and may God use us to help others find God to be their "Portion" too.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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