March 24, 2021
DAY 81: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Todays journey through Psalms 33-35 is the journey of prayer, praise, and deliverance.
Take some time to ask God to reveal Himself to you, to reveal His meaning of the words He gave King David to you, as you read Psalms 33-35. Let’s journey!
In this, the first book of Psalms, the majority of the psalms are written by King David. Throughout the book of Psalms, 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.
Psalm 33-35: King David writes of the importance of praising the Lord to the fullest of our abilities. He makes it clear that He believes that God created everything by speaking it into existence. He writes that God is watching over all of us, all the time. The Lord loves justice. The Lord delivers those who follow Him from death. King David teaches that praising the Lord is not only for times of joy. King David found himself in serious trouble in Psalm 34, and his solution to his predicament was to seek the Lord in prayer and praise the Lord for being the Lord. King David is being afflicted by his enemies. He seeks deliverance from his predicament and the Lord’s justice on his afflicters. (Psalms 33:1-35:28)
Read chapters 33 through 35 and ask yourself these questions: Are these psalms of lament or praise? How do you know? What deeper understanding of David is provided through these psalms? Take a moment and offer at least one praise and one lament from your own life.
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