Devotion Day 42 – Through the Bible in 90 Days

Day 42; Psalms 70 – 89 (suggested reading is Psalms 69:22 – 89:13 but I don’t like breaking in the middle of a Psalm.)

Here are some of the verses and thoughts that stood out to me.

Psalm 72: 11 All kings will bow down to him
and all nations will serve him.

15 Long may he live!
May gold from Sheba be given him.
May people ever pray for him
and bless him all day long. …

17 May his name endure forever;
may it continue as long as the sun.

All nations will be blessed through him,
and they will call him blessed.
18 Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does marvelous deeds.
19 Praise be to his glorious name forever;
may the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and Amen.

In this Psalm I really see our Lord, Jesus Christ being praised and lifted up; for it is he who is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Truly all nations and people will be blessed through him.

In seminary they cautioned us not to impose the New Testament upon the Old, but at times it is just really difficult not to see Jesus, the promised one, within the words of the Old Testament.

A verse from Psalm 71, I know I jumped back for this, is;

16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord;
I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.

It is God’s righteousness and only his that we are to proclaim. For truly God is the only true righteous one. This is true of me on Sunday morning, it is true for all of us as we go about our days.

In Psalm 85 we hear this plea unto God; Show us your unfailing love, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.

Psalm 86:1-13 really stood out to me. In the Psalms wherever it’s said; “Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.” One reason I turn to scripture so often is that I desire to know God’s way and live to glorify God in all my ways.

One last Psalm today which I want to mention is Psalm 88. It is a Psalm written either by one who is dying or one caught up in deep, deep depression. Spiritual writers have often described this as being caught up in the “dark night of the soul.”

Friends; in reading through the Psalms what becomes apparent to me is that God hears our prayers when we are joyous and when we are depressed and all the emotions in between. Thanks be to God, that God wants us to come to him in the good times and bad times of life.

Next Readings: Day 43 – Psalm 89:14 – 108:13

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