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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Chronological Reading Plan for May 2, Psalms 106-107

Today's readings are Psalms 106-107. Tomorrow's are 1 Chron 13-16

There is a chiastic structure to Psalm 106. 

A-Praise& prayer (vs 1-5) 
     B-Litany of Israel's rebellions prior to and during the  exodus (vs 6-46)
A-Praise & Prayer (vs 47-48)

The structure of the chiasm shows us the Psalm is a reminder of Israel's stumbles while in captivity and during the exodus as well as a reminder of God's deliverance in each case. 

Psalm 107 is another chiasm

A-Exhortation to praise (vs 1-3)
     B-God delivers those in the desert (vs 4-9)
          C-God delivers those in darkness (vs 10-16)
               D-Even fools repent and find salvation
          C-God delivers those in the deep (vs 23-32)
     B-God delivers those in the desert (vs 33--42)
A-Exhortation to be wise (vs 43)

The Psalmist wants to make it clear that God delivers all who call out to Him. Those who are wise will do so.

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