Monday, February 27, 2012

Psalm Sunday

It's Psalm Sunday! Each Sunday I'll continue posting the next step of the Psalm Journey until it is completed. To read any Psalm in full, click on its name. To read other Psalm Sunday posts, click the button to the left. Below I've provided one verse that stood out for one reason or another, and then do a brief reflection on the psalm. 

Psalm 86- "Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me,
     for I am poor and needy" v. 1
I am poor and needy. I need you so much, God! Harken to me, Beloved, I am hurting.

Psalm 87- "Singers and dancers alike say,
    'All my springs are in you'" v. 7
God, well of creativity! Better than a muse. Inspiring God! Fount of life, unending.

Psalm 88- "Do you work wonders for the dead? Do the shades rise up to praise you? Selah" v. 10
This is a bleak Psalm of a mortal heart. While not hopeful and very pessimistic, the Psalmist is turning to God. In this, he is right.

Psalm 89- "Blessed be the LORD forever. Amen and Amen." v. 52
fascinating Psalm. Mostly a Psalm of praise and wonder- and then switches suddenly. You should read it. I have thoughts, but they are too long for here.

Psam 90- "Satisfy us in the morning, with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days" v. 14
Yes God. Let me know more of your love.

Psalm 91- "You who live in the shelter of the Most High,
    who abide in the shadow of the Almighty" v. 1
This is a famous Psalm of God's protection. And this is how it starts. LORD, may I be one who lives in your shelter, in the shadow of your wings!

Psalm 92- "It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your O Most High" v. 1
This Psalm praises God. The verse above reminds me of the liturgy "It is right to give Him thanks and praise. It is good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almight, Creator of heaven and earth."

Psalm 93- "your throne is established from old; You are from everlasting" v. 2
Your reign is established, O Lord. I put my faith and hope in thee, my sure deliverer.

Psalm 94- "O LORD, you God of vengeance, you God of vengeance shine forth!" v. 1
We're all familiar with 'Vengeance is the LORD's" (and if not we should be) If you feel vengeful, stop. To take vengeance is to rob God. Vengeance is His. IF you are vengeful, take it to God and hand it over. Then forgive. It is hard, yes, but is the only way to Live and walk with God.

Psalm 95- "Let us come into his presence with thanskgiving' let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise." v. 2
Yes, Lord, may we abide in your presence. May we praise and thank you with our lives. And keep our hearts soft. Reside in us and show us more and more of You.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Pamela! God's Word is so refreshing. :)

    Hope you are doing well.

    Thanks for linking up.


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