I see Chapters 25-30 almost as a story arc of an answered prayer. All six chapters are from David. In Chapter 25, we see a prayer for forgiveness, “ pardon my inquiry, for it is great” (Verse 11b), and a prayer for deliverance, “turn yourself to me and have mercy on me for I am desolate and afflicted,” (verse 16). In Chapter 27, we have a reminder to wait on the Lord, “ Wait on the Lord; Be of good courages, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” (Verse 14). In Chapter 28, we see an answer to prayer, “blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplications!” (Verse 6). In Chapter 30, we see a reflection of past answered prayers, “ You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,” (verse 11). Any of these chapters can be a good council for you wherever you are in your prayers with God. Maybe you need to ask forgiveness; Wait on Him; praise Him for answered prayers Today; or, remember Him for prayers He has answered in the past.
Psalm 27:8 “When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
How does what you read change your vision of God?
In the six chapters, the only time that God gives a direct response in ins Psalm 27:8, “When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” I think, sometimes we are desiring a lengthy, comprehensive response from God. But, this verse reflect that God sometimes answers with a brief, simple direction.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself and others?
In Psalm 28:8-9, David changes his tone from praying for Himself to praying for others (His Anointed). I will remember that others are going through similar circumstances Nd need prayers as much as I do.
How will you go with God?
In Psalm 29, David reflects on the characteristics of the Lord. In particular, he reluctantly on His voice: from being over the water and making the deer give birth, to shaking the wilderness. In psalm 27:14, David reminds us to Wait on the Lord. I believe he may hVe been putting that in practice in by listing the characteristics of waiting on the Lord. While he was waiting on the Lord to answer prayers, he reflected on God’s holiness and magnitude by reflecting on His voice. I will learn to do this active waiting as well.
Where do you see Jesus?
I see Jesus in Psalm 27:8,” When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.” David is a man after God’s own heart. He answers God correctly here, but he was still a sinner. He did not always seek His face. But Jesus, who is a perfect David, answers this prompt from God the Father every time. This is Jesus’ response to God the Father, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
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The verse that stood out to me in today’s reading was Psalm 30:4-5. It reminds me that God is ultimately for me. Though I will go through hard times and times of discipline, God always brings me joy in the end if I seek Him first.
Good stuff Dollar Bill!! I like the point and it’s a good reminder that God knows what we need regardless of what we want as a response.