April 14, 2021, DAY 102: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 42-44

April 14, 2021

PSALMS 42-44

Today, we begin our journey through the second book of Psalms. We begin with King David. King David of Israel knew that the most important aspect of life was drawing as close to God as could be accomplished as a human being. The Psalms written by King David reflect a personal relationship with God. King David poured his heart out to the Lord.

Take a some time and ask God to reveal His true meaning of Psalms 42-44 as we journey through them today. Read Psalms 42-44. Let’s journey!

As we journey through the second book of Psalms, remember that nearly every psalm can be classified as a psalm of Lament or a psalm of praise. A lament is cry to the Lord, asking Him to do something, most often when we are in pain, confused, or angry. A psalm of praise is a prayer of joy and celebration, thanking the Lord for His work.

Psalms 42-44: King David is seeking to draw as close to God as God will allow. King David wants to meet with God, face to face. David confessed that all the accomplishments attributed to him by man were accomplished by the hand of God. King David expresses that there are times when God seems withdrawn from him and the people whom God has directed him to govern. From shepherd boy to King of Israel, King David sought after God with all of his heart – even when God seemed removed from him. King David worshipped God. King David knew his KING. (Psalms 42:1-44:29)

Read chapters 42-44, and ask yourself these questions: Are these psalms of lament or praise? How do you know? What does this psalm teach you about the Lord? Take a moment and offer at least one praise and one lament from your own life.


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