July 14, 2021
DAY 193: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Our journey today through Psalms 81-83, the psalms of Asaph, share a range of emotion.
Pray for God’s understanding of Psalms 81-83. Read Psalms 81-83. Let’s journey!
As we journey through the third 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 81-83: Psalm 81 is a Psalm of remembrance and celebration. It is the New Moon celebration, the celebration of deliverance from the Egyptians. Psalm 82 is intriguing, in that it questions God for allowing injustice to fall on the innocent while allowing the wicked to prosper. Psalm 83 is pleading for God’s deliverance. (Psalm 81:1-83:18)
Read chapters 81–83, and ask yourself these questions: Are these psalms of lament or praise? How do you know? What does this psalm teach you about the God? Take a moment and offer up to God at least one praise and one lament from your own life.
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