Sunday, November 6, 2011
Weekly Psalm Journey
Psalm 32- This Psalm goes over how we should confess our sins to the Lord so He can forgive them. It talks about the joy of being forgiven, for being upright before the Lord. Of course, we can only be truly upright through the Lord Jesus Christ and what He did for us. But once we have faith in God, he will surely forgive us and teach us, which the Psalm goes on to talk about his faithful instruction.
Psalm 33- This is a great Psalm of praise. It starts out about singing and playing instruments to Him, and goes on about how our plans will come to nothing, but God's plans last forever. This makes me take heart and be encouraged, because I seek God's will in my life. I know He has a plan for my life, He has told me this, and I know that if I seek His guidance He will be a light unto my feet and take me down the narrow path He's laid before Him. And so if I walk in His plans, then it will last forever, for He will be using me as a tool for His work. It ends talking about how we must wait on Him. This is the key to following His plan for our life. We wait on His guidance, and then go when He gives it!
Psalm 34- This Psalm has the famous phrase "Taste and see that the Lord is good" in it. I prayed this Psalm to God when I read it. I needed it. It calls us to pray God, fear Him, to turn from evil and seek good. It encourages to learn from the scriptures and expresses how we are righteous when we seek God. The psalmist then goes on about how God heeds the cries of the righteous, saves them from trouble and is their refuge. He saves the brokenhearted.
Psalm 35- This psalm shows how the human heart calls out for the Lord to be our savior. And he wants to save us, to be our everything, and for us to call upon His name. Especially since I've felt overwhelmed lately, this makes me ache for the refuge of His wing. I love Him.
Psalm 36- The first part of the blog made me consider my own sin and fear of God. That's a good thing for us all to do sometimes. Then I noticed verses 5-6 are lyrics in a song I like "Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep." (the lyrics are slightly different, but the same thing). And then in verse 9 it says "and in your light we see light" which is part of the liturgy at my church on Wednesday nights and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. It makes me think of the times I've gone to meet Him there.