Insights on Today's Reading
Psalm 111 - This is one of many Psalms speaking highly of God's wonderful works. He remember His promises that He has made to His people and He will always fulfill them. The Psalm ends with a reminder that the beginning of wisdom is to have an awesome fear of God and an understanding heart comes through obedience to God's word.
Psalm 112 - The man, or woman, who truly fears the Lord is blessed with an abundance of benefits that are listed in this Psalm. For believers today the idea of riches should not be necessarily considered monetary wealth as much as the spiritual wealth one has in their walk with the Lord.
Psalm 113 - I've always been impressed with verses 5,6, "Who is like the Lord our God, who dwells on high, who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth?" Even the heavens are not so lofty to God that He doesn't have to "humble" Himself to see what's happening!
Psalm 114 - The Psalmist gives the Jews a great Psalm to remind them of the glories of the Exodus out of Egypt. Even we can rejoice to see God's power over land and sea to rescue His people.
Psalm 115 - This Psalm begins by pointing to God as the One who is always worthy of receiving glory. Never should idols receive any recognition for miracles and power for they are but dumb objects, made by people, and have not ability to see, hear, move, or speak. The idols reflect the foolishness of their makers. Believers in the Lord, on the other hand, are blessed by their Creator and they rejoice in their living God.
Psalm 116 - Redeemed people look for ways to show their gratitude for all the blessings they have received. This Psalm also speaks of the tender way God views the death of His saints in verse 15.
Psalm 117 - This is the shortest Psalm in the Book of Psalms and the shortest chapter in the Bible. But, it is also the middle chapter of the Bible. There are 594 chapters preceding this Psalm, and there are 594 chapters that come after this Psalm! And with only two verses it is easy to say that between verse one and verse two is the middle point in the Bible as far as chapters are concerned. Please note this Psalm speaks of God's mercy on Gentiles.
Psalm 118 - God's mercy and loving kindness are highlighted in this chapter and the words spoken by the children on the first Palm Sunday are given here in verses 25 and 26 preceded by the recognition that the day of Christ coming to be King over all the earth is the "day which the Lord has made" and "we should rejoice and be glad in it!" Yes, this verse can be used of each day we live, but its primary focus looks to the Millennial reign of Christ.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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