April 6, 2016: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Psalm 42-44
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Commentary: The authors of today's psalms are the Sons of Korah (whose story of rebellion against Moses is told in Numbers 16). The Sons of Korah serve two distinct purposes in the Temple: Temple guardians and musician and singers in the Temple. In the Hebrew Bible, Psalm 42 and 43 are combined, forming one poem. They are psalms which cry out to God and praise Him for all He has done. When everyone else turns from God, we are to trust and rely on Him. Psalm 44 refers to past events, such as the Exodus from Egypt, but also provides a glimpse into the future, before Christ returns again.
Focus Verses: 42:1-2 How do you long for the Lord? Do your outward actions show your longing? What can you do to welcome God into your life?