June 9, 2021
DAY 158: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Our journey through the book of Psalms, specifically Psalms 66-68, shows us praise collectively, individually, and as a form of thanksgiving for God’s sovereignty, protection, and love.
Ask God for His understanding of Psalms 66-68. Read Psalms 66-68. 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 66-68: The first two Psalms today are Psalms of thanksgiving and invitation. They begin with praise for all that God has done and continues with a request for all the world to come and see what the God of Israel has done. Our final Psalm is a Psalm of praise and thanksgiving which focuses on deliverance. The Psalm was written during the reign of King Saul and Israel was at war at all its boundaries. The Psalmist calls this chaos – evil confronting God (paraphrased). The Psalmist praised God, Israel’s deliverer. (Psalms 66:1-68:35)
Read chapters 66-68, 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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