Today we're spending time in Psalm 135. At the end of today's text, you'll find encouragement to memorize a verse from this psalm, questions to ponder, and a guide for prayer. May your study be rich as praise the Lord.
Today we're wrapping up the Psalms of Ascents with Psalm 134. Tomorrow we plan to continue our journey through the songs and prayers of the Old Testament. We hope you will continue to join us through the summer in this incredibly rich collection!
Summertime road trips are the best! As a kid, my family and I piled into the car for long trips with eager anticipation of the adventure awaiting us. For hours on end, we listened to Adventures in Odyssey, G.T. and The Halo Express, and Psalty the Singing Songbook with the psalms of my childhood. To this day, if you ask me to recite one of the verses they turned into songs, I can sing it for you. I sometimes have to sing it all the way through just to remember the reference, but the words are deeply ingrained in my heart and mind. I don’t think it is any coincidence that the psalms were created to be sung as a way of remembering the truths found in Scripture...
From Psalm 133, we see that strife and division are not God’s plan for our lives, but because sin entered our world, discord is the norm. We remember on this day so many years ago that Jesus took on the burden of sin for all mankind, dying on a roughly hewn cross so that He could bring us back into a right relationship with Him. His plans have always been for blessing and favor. So today in the midst of so much uncertainty around us, we can be certain that God is for us and has guaranteed the eternal future (133:3) of all who trust in the work of Jesus upon the cross. Our eyes rightly fixed, not on our present realities but on God’s eternal promises, causes us to lift up our hands in holy reverence, humility, and submission and declare that God is worthy of all blessing and honor.
Happy Tuesday, Ladies! We've given you daily prompts from the Psalms this summer, and today is no different, though we're going to share Psalm 132 with you in a little different fashion than the last days. With the S.O.A.P. method, we're going to send you straight to God's Word for your own study. Click the link for the Scripture and prompts.