Sabbatical 2017

Sabbatical 2017
The Jane Austen Centre and Regency Tea Room in Bath, England

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Chronological Reading Plan for May 15, Psalms 3, 4, 12, 13, 28, 55

Today's readings are Psalms 3, 4, 12, 13, 28, 55. Tomorrow's are 2 Sam16, 18 

As we read today's Psalms, keep in mind that most of them may have been written during the period when Absalom killed Amnon and betrayed David, seizing the kingdom and causing his father to flee.

Ultimately, all the trouble that was coming down on David was directly related to his sin. Things looked pretty bleak from David's standpoint and he wasn't hesitant to pour his heart out to God. Yet every prayer/hymn ends with a statement of trust and faith in Him. Looking back we can see what David was unable to see in his plight was that God was using it to refine David, teach him and prepare him for what was coming next. What would remain unseen for some time was that David would write it all down for our edification.  

Even in David's dark hour, even though he sinned, even though he was suffering the earthly consequences for that sin, God's love never ceased to flow toward David. God was working to redeem him and restore him.   


His promises are the same for each of us. 

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