November 17, 2021
DAY 319: JOURNEY THROGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Today’s journey continues our study in the book of Psalms. We continue looking at the Songs of Ascents. These psalms (songs) were sang by pilgrims on their journey to Jerusalem for holy feasts.
Take a moment and pray, seeking understanding for today’s reading. Read Psalms 131-133. Let’s journey!
As we journey through the fifth and final 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 131-133: Psalms 131 and 133 are credited to David, while the author of Psalm 132 is known only to God. Psalm 131 encourages the reader to look within one’s self. Psalm 132 is a Messianic psalm, looking forward to the return of the Lord. Psalm 133 describe the joy of celebrating the Lord with others. (Psalms 131:1-133:3)
Read chapters 131-133 and ask yourself these questions: Are these psalms of lament or praise? How do you know? What do these psalms teach you about the Lord God? Take a moment and offer up to the Lord God at least one praise and one lament from your own life.
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