January 16, 2019
DAY 18: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Focus Verse: Psalm 8:4
Psalm 6 is the first penitent Psalm. King David is seeking God’s forgiveness and deliverance from the consequences of his sin.
Psalm 7 opens with King David in obvious distress over his enemies pursuit and petitions the Lord to protect him from his enemies.
Psalm 8 is where the focus verse of the day is taken:
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them? (Psalm 8:4, NIV)
In this Psalm we find King David asking God why do you care for mankind in the way that you do? Why?
Although the reading for todays journey is relatively short it gives us a glimpse of God’s interest in our lives. In Psalm 6, King David is seeking God’s forgiveness and deliverance from sin. Why doesn’t God tell King David, you chose to sin and the wages of sin is death, farewell! Psalm 7 reveals King David being pursued by his enemies, seeking rescue from God. King David admits he may be responsible for his pursuers anger toward him, but God still delivers him.
Have you considered the question posed in Psalm 8:4? Take a few moments to pray, meditate, and reflect on your life and ask yourself this very simple, yet very difficult question: God why do you care for me so much?