Week 7 of the Bible in 90 Days Challenge

The biggest problem for this high flying, speeding trip through the Bible is I miss the breaks between the chapters. The quick breaths in between the Psalms, for example. After each Psalm I want to take a breath and reflect on David’s words. I did pinpoint one psalm in particular that drew my attention though… Psalm 138.

1 I will praise You with my whole heart;
Before the gods I will sing praises to You.
I will worship toward Your holy temple,
And praise Your name
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
In the day when I cried out, You answered me,
And made me bold withstrength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Lord,
When they hear the words of Your mouth.
Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
For great is the glory of the Lord.
Though the Lord is on high,
Yet He regards the lowly;
But the proud He knows from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand
Against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

The last verse is my favorite though. In the NIV, verse 8 says,

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.

To end a psalm full of praise, David prays for God to fulfill His purpose. And I ask the same. Similar to my post last week, no matter the [cause for the] circumstance, what is the purpose? What is the purpose for this in my life and how can I use it to give Him glory? And lastly, plain and simple, God do not give up on me! And I know He won’t because as the verse says right in the middle, His love endures forever. When all else fails it is God who stays and endures.

Photo sourced from Gabbi4, Flickr. Text added by me.

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