It is good to be with you this week as we cross the 100 mark! The psalms continue to teach me to look back on God’s faithfulness, so I can look live now with praise.
I was convicted this week by Psalm 101 – what am I doing to live a life that is of high moral integrity? I want people to see that I am a Christian by words and actions.
Monday, July 20 – Psalm 99
- This passage starts out saying two things: 1. “God reigns” and He is “enthroned between the cherubim” – Not only does he rule the earth from heaven, but he is “between” – physically present on earth.
- This psalm uses three Old Testament priests as an example of people who were faithful to God – Moses, Aaron and Samuel.
- Moses, Aaron and Samuel were obedient to God and God revealed himself to them. He promises the same thing to us. How can we act in obedience?
Tuesday, July 21 – Psalm 100
- God is good and worthy of our praise!
- Our hearts are softened the more we praise God.
- What are some tangible times in your day you can incorporate praising God? I do it when I am pouring my coffee or stopped at a red light. (hopefully you don’t drink coffee or drive…yet).
- Could you memorize this psalm? Tape it to your bathroom mirror!
Wednesday, July 22 – Psalm 101
- The psalm talks about living above reproach – or living life with a pure heart, mind and actions.
- Even though the world around is broken and there are evil people, as Christians we are called to find other Christians to walk through life with. Do you have people in your life who know Jesus? Who are they?
Thursday, July 23 – Psalm 102
- We learn through the first 11 verses that this man has had a hard life. But then the story turns from him looking inward to him looking up at God.
- This psalm is kind of funky. It transitions from focusing on one man(verses 1-12) then speaks to all readers.
- God can use the hard moments in our life to teach us more about Him and His glory. Can you think of a difficult season in your life where you grew closer to God?
Friday, July 24 – Psalm 103
- We can’t offer God anything other than our praises. He is already perfect! This psalm is a beautiful way to praise Him for his greatness.
- I love all of the verbs used to describe God in verses 1-5. Can you write them out? A verb is an action word! Ask your grown up for help!
Saturday, July 25 – Psalm 104
- When we look at nature we should see God’s handiwork!
- The psalmist delights in all the small ways God moves throughout nature. What is something in nature that reminds you of God? I love seeing wildflowers on neighborhood walks or being sprayed by my kids with the hose on a hot summer day!
Sunday, July 26 – Psalm 105
- As Christians, looking back on history through the lens of God helps prove His faithfulness.
- This psalm paints a picture of God’s mercy and justice. We can rejoice that God does judge even when it seems harsh. He is our reigning King and sent Jesus as our savior.
- God’s judgement leads to redemption and means we don’t have to do the judging. Is there a friend or situation you need to give over to God for judgement?