Psalm 145-150

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Josh:  Psalm 146:9  “The Lord protects foreigners and helps the fatherless and the widow, but He frustrates the ways of the wicked.”  It’s obvious reading God’s Word that people who are alone or lonely have a special place in the heart of God.  I wonder why?  I’m guessing because sin separates.  Sin forced Adam and Eve out of their “homeland”.  Sin brought death which brought about orphans and widows.  I guess my heart should always desire to make people feel loved, cared for, and point them to one who can restore what was lost.

Lindsey: Psalm 150:6  “Let everything that breathes praise the LordHallelujah!”  What a great summary of what the universe’s assignment is!

What stood out to you from Psalm 145-150?

Psalm 139-144

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Josh:  Psalm 141:5a  “Let the righteous one strike me— it is an act of faithful love; let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; let me not refuse it.”  I do not like making mistakes, let along have people point out my faults.  It hurts, like a slap on the face.  The Lord doesn’t want me to experience pain, right?  Wrong.  This verse doesn’t say it won’t hurt to be rebuked by someone who loves me, but it does say “Don’t refuse it”.  It is for my good and it shows me honor to have a friend care enough for me to point out something in my life that is not bringing God glory.  Tough?  Yes.  Shows me love?  Definitely.  

Lindsey: Psalm 140:7 NIV “Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.” What a picture– “you shield my head.” You guard my mind. Yes, God. You are my deliverer!

What stood out to you from Psalm 139-144?

Psalm 132-138

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Josh:  Psalm 133:1  “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony!”  Yes and Amen.

Lindsey: “His love endures forever… His love endures forever… his love endures forever… His love endures forever…” However many times I read it, I am comforted to read it again.

 

What stood out to you from Psalm 132-138?

Psalm 120-131

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Josh:  Psalm 125:1  “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion.  It cannot be shaken; it remains forever.”  I don’t know about you but I’m hard pressed to read one of these Psalms without having several songs come to mind.  It’s great!  This verse from Psalm 125 is such a verse.  In 2013 our church song leader introduced a song called “Those Who Trust” by the band Salvador   When I’m tempted to trust in myself instead of God, I hear the guitar intro to this song and pretty soon I’m dancing and singing “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion…”.  I love how singing scripture can change everything!   www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0olo_-_LEY

Lindsey: DITTO!

 

What stood out to you from Psalm 120-131?

Psalm 119

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Josh:  Psalm 119:20  “I am continually overcome with longing for Your judgments.” I can’t quite wrap my brain around loving God’s laws and judgements so much that I’m literally overwhelmed.  I’m usually overwhelmed with trying to keep them, not overcome with longing for them.  Wow!  My heart needs to change in this area.

Lindsey: Psalm 119:33-34  “Teach me, Lord, the meaning of Your statutes, and I will always keep them. Help me understand Your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart.”  God doesn’t always reveal the meaning behind his commands but when he does it’s even more helpful.

Braelynn: Psalm 119:116  “Sustain me as You promised, and I will live; do not let me be ashamed of my hope.” We need to remember that God is the one who will take care of us.

Grace: Psalm 119:105  “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.”  God’s Word guides us.

Adria: Psalm 119:101  “I have kept my feet from every evil path to follow Your word.”  God knows the way we need to take.

Coeburn: Psalm 119:2  “Happy are those who keep His decrees and seek Him with all their heart.”  This verse kind of brightens my day!

What stood out to you from Psalms 119?

Psalm 116-118

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Josh:  Psalm 116:6  “The Lord guards the inexperienced; I was helpless, and He saved me.”  I’m so glad that being helpless is a prerequisite to being saved.  Or rather the confession of being helpless.  We’ve all seen it or hear it, when someone is undergoing a water rescue, they are constantly being told, “Don’t struggle!” since the struggling prevents the savior from getting a good hold.  I have to be reminded every day to admit my helpless state apart from Christ, relax, and allow him to be the Savior of my life… because I am, indeed, helpless on my own.

Lindsey: Psalm 118:5 (ESV)  “Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.”  God is running the universe and yet he has time to answer me and set me free.

What stood out to you from Psalms 116-118?

Psalm 109-115

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Josh:  Psalm 111:1  “Hallelujah!  I will praise the Lord with all my heart in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.”  I wonder what it looks like to see someone “praise the Lord with all (their) heart”.  I think people like me who have grown up in church have associated a certain level of decency and propriety to public worship.  If I truly “praise the Lord with all my heart in the assembly” then I should expect some unplanned, uncontrollable, and beautiful expressions of worship to be birthed… and it may feel uncomfortable for those who are mainly concerned with controlling the atmosphere of the assembly.

Lindsey: Psalm 109:4 (ESV) “In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.”  Do I give myself to prayer?

What stood out to you from Psalms 109-115?

Psalm 106-108

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Josh:  Psalm 106:7 “Our fathers in Egypt did not grasp the significance of Your wonderful works or remember Your many acts of faithful love; instead, they rebelled by the sea—the Red Sea.”  If we fail to remember God’s wonderful works and his acts of love, like Adam and Eve and like the Israelites did, we too will rebel.  

Lindsey: Psalm 106:41 “He handed them over to the nations; those who hated them ruled them.”  When we get entangled with idols, the thing we think we adore is actually what we hate and it ends up enslaving us.  It’s a grand deception.  

What stood out to you from Psalms 106-108?

Psalm 103-105

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Josh:  Psalm 103:10 “He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our offenses.”  Because of this, I can give love to anyone, serve anyone, show compassion to anyone… because I am so overwhelmed with what God has given me.

Lindsey: Psalm 104:14 “He causes grass to grow for the livestock and provides crops for man to cultivate, producing food from the earth.”  We are meant to cultivate.  What am I doing to cultivate the good things that God has placed all around me?

What stood out to you from Psalms 103-105?

Psalm 96-102

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Josh:  Psalm 96:9 “Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth.”  Whenever I’ve read about people trembling before the Lord, I’ve always thought of it being a fear based trembling.  When I read it in this verse, I picture the people of the earth trembling because God is so holy and beautiful.  Trembling not out of fear but out of being overwhelmed with seeing the perfect beauty and perfect character of God.

Lindsey: Psalm 101:3 “I will not set anything worthless before my eyes. I hate the practice of transgression; it will not cling to me.”  The more I’m on my phone, the more chance I have to be looking at things that are not beneficial for my life. This is a great reminder that I need to be intentionally careful about what I’m putting in front of my face.

What stood out to you from Psalms 96-102?