Summarize what you read in one paragraph:
Psalms 98, 99, 100, and 103 are all praises to God for His judgement, salvation, His mercies, His holiness, and faithfulness. We see in Psalm 101 is the promise David gives to the Lord to be righteous and in 102 a prayer to the Lord when affliction and overwhelm are present.
What is one key verse?
Psalm 100: 2-3
“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”
I chose this passage because it is such a great reminder to praise our God with loud joyful praise for who He is and how he loves us, and an amazing way to praise him is through our gladness and joyful song. I love how this passage of praise also reminds us about God’s truth, that we come from God, we belong to Him and we are so precious to him as his children. Especially how David emphasizes that it’s not just the truth that God has made, us, but that we belong to Him, I love how we are referred to as “the sheep of his pasture.” It shows me that God is our shepherd, he will always watch out for us, protect us, and provide for us. Those are amazing truths to constantly praise and worship God for.
Shout to the Lord by Hillsong is a worship song that this passage makes me think of to worship the Lord:
How does what you read change your vision of God? It reminds me to rest in God’s truth, that I am His, that we are His, and not just to rest in that truth, but to rejoice in that truth. To continuously be grateful for the love that our Lord has for us, and that powerful, protective love does not end.
How does what you read change your vision of yourself or others?It shows the importance of being joyful and celebrating that we belong to God, and thus, what we do should always be centered around our Lord. And how important it is to be grateful for my relationship with God and the fellowship of believers.
How will you Go With God because of this reading? (What is an action step?) I think it’s so important to continuously remember the Love our God has for us, as expressed in this passage, and it comes from the truth that “the Lord is God,” and because He has loved us in the way this passage depicts I will praise my God for it.
Where did you see Jesus in these chapters? (What made you think about Jesus?)
I see Jesus, in the love that is expressed in this passage, in that protective, sacrificial, all consuming love, “he made us, we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”