July 28, 2021
DAY 207: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Our journey through Psalms 87-89 show the psalmist dealing with despair. It is the conclusion of the third book of Psalms.
Ask God to give you His understanding of Psalms 87-89. Read Psalms 87-89. 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 87-89: Today’s journey speaks to God’s love of Jerusalem and looks to Christ’s return to establish the throne of His kingdom, there long before Christ’s birth, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection had taken place. It also speaks of the feeling of abandonment Israel/Judah felt as the enemies of God struck them in battle eventually overtaking Israel/Judah. The psalmist knows that God, and God alone, has empowered their enemies to do this, as he pleads with God for restoration. (Psalms 87:1-89:52)
Read chapters 87-89, 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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