Summarize what you read in one paragraph:
In these chapters David uses a lot of imagery to describe what life is like for both the righteous and the wicked, and then he goes on to a more personal plea to God for protection. What I really love about these chapters, and really most Psalms, is that David is never afraid to show his vulnerability. He is honest about his fears and weaknesses, yet he remembers how God has protected and shielded him in the past and he is bold enough to continue to ask God for help.
What is one key verse?
Psalm 6:3 “My soul also is greatly troubled. But you, O Lord – how long?” This verse stands out to me because David is revealing how much he is hurting, and you can hear how he is growing impatient with God for an answer. I think that we can all relate to these feelings at one time or another in our lives, and this lets us know we can also be open and vulnerable with God.
How does what you read change your vision of God?
These chapters didn’t really change my vision of God, but they definitely reaffirm what He represents for me in my life. He is my protector, my comforter, my provider.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?
I’m reminded of the importance of being honest with myself and with others, and the importance of praising God for all He’s done in my life.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?)
I’m going to try to be more aware of the amazing work God is doing every day in our lives, and be sure to thank Him for it and share it with others.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
In Chapter 2, when he refers to the Son with a capital S. Verses 7 and 8: “I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession.”