February 27, 2019
DAY 60: JOURNEY THROGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Focus Verses For Today: Psalm 24:3-6
Take a few minutes to seek the Lord’s guidance for today, and understanding of today’s journey through Psalms. Today our journey is taking us through Psalms 24-26, which were written by King David.
Psalm 24 begins by telling the reader that everything is the Lord’s because He made everything. (Psalm 24:1-2) The focus verses for today is Psalm 24:3-6:
3Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?
Who may stand in his holy place?
4The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
who does not trust in an idol
or swear by a false god.
5They will receive blessing from the Lord
and vindication from God their Savior.
6Such is the generation of those who seek him,
who seek your face, God of Jacob. (Psalm 24:3-6, NIV)
The focus verses explain that those who ascend the mountain of the Lord are those who seek Him. Those who genuinely seek God, change their ways as they draw close to Him, have a relationship with Him, resulting in clean hands and a pure heart in the eyes of God. Psalm 24 concludes by telling the reader to open themselves up and let God into their lives. (Psalm 24:7-10) (Psalm 24:1-10)
Psalm 25 begins with David telling the Lord that he has placed all his (David’s) trust in the Lord, while asking that the Lord not allow him (David) be put to shame. David continues by asking the Lord to show David the Lord’s way’s (how to live a Godly life), and reminds the Lord to not for forget that He, the Lord, is merciful as he requests forgiveness for his, David’s, transgressions. (Psalm 25:1-11) Those who fear the Lord are those who continually seek to do His will through their lives resulting in a personal relationship with the Lord through the understanding that God is: (1) the creator of everything; and, (2) the need for personal relationship with Him. (Psalm 25:11-22) (Psalm 25:1-22)
In Psalm 26, the reader finds King David asking God to confirm that he is leading and has led a life governed by his relationship with God. David is seeking confirmation from the Lord. (Psalm 26:1-12)
These three Psalms have a simple theme. These three Psalms share the objective of King David’s life. King David understood that God created everything. King David understood that there is no power greater than God. King David understood that seeking to know God, truly seeking God, demanded a relationship with God. King David knew that a genuine relationship with God required submission to God and changes in his life. King David, an imperfect man, genuinely knew God.
Journalists ready! Contemplators ready! Do you know God? Genuinely know God! Have you submitted your life, all of it, to God? Have you made changes in your life? Are more changes necessary? Right about now you may be thinking I’ll never be perfect, right about now your heart may be sinking a little. Don’t despair, King David wasn’t perfect! - he surrendered - he genuinely KNOWS God, so can you! Godspeace!
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