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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Chronological Reading Plan for May 20, 2 Sam 22-23, Psalms 57

Today's readings are 2 Sam 22-23, Psalms 57. Tomorrow's are Psalms 85, 97, 98, 99. 

David's song in 2 Sam 22 parallels Psalm 18. Read it carefully, David recounts all the Lord has done for him, giving the glory to God. This has to be taken in the context of his circumstances, which have deteriorated. Nonetheless, David turn his attention toward God and pours out his heart and his thanks to Him.  

2 Sam 23 is not meant to be the last words David ever spoke. They are more of a testimony of God's power and presence in David's life and in the future of David's throne. Some see this passage as being a Messianic prophecy.

Psalms 57 brings it all together. David has had some very bad experiences, many of them brought on by his own stumbles and failures. Yet, God has been faithful and true. David sets a sparkling example of how a believer should address the process of sanctification. He should learn form his mistakes, repent with a contrite heart, move on with his walk and give glory to God for being gracious enough to teach him or her.  

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