Sabbatical 2017

Sabbatical 2017
Mill stream in Quimperle, France

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Chronological Reading Plan for April 14, Psalms 7, 27,31, 34, 52

Today's readings are Psalms 7, 27, 31, 34, 52. Tomorrow's are Psalms 56, 120, 140, 141, 142. 

Here's the huge advantage of doing a chronological plan. We get to see David's response to his circumstances as he writes psalms and prays addressing those situations. 

The headings of the Psalms can be very helpful in understanding what's going on around them. 

Notice a few things;
  • David is not the author of all the Psalms in the Book of Psalms
  • David is not hesitant to express his confusion, fear and doubt, sometimes even his anger
  • Regardless of his feelings, David always (almost) ends with praise and exaltation of God, repenting, giving Him thanks and acknowledging his power and holiness. 


David's psalms are great templates and examples of prayer. I can't help but wonder how my prayers would compare to David's. Would they be as honest? Would they end up being as God focused? Would they be as reverent and thankful, even in tough circumstances, as David's?

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