Sunday, September 18, 2011

Psalms 104 and 105

Today's reading in our daily plan is Psalms 104 & 105. Take a moment to pray, asking God to speak to you from this passage. Then read, using the following notes and questions to help you get everything out of the passage.

SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)

  • Psalm 104 speaks about how God created everything and is over everything. The writer uses nature to describe God’s supremacy and tells how God sustains all of the creation daily.
  • Psalm 105 retells the story of the nation of Israel, whom God had chosen as his people. The purpose of retelling these events is to show how God is faithful to his promises. God promised to take care of Israel and he did, in spite of Israel’s frequent disobedience.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)

  • God wants a relationship with us. He showed in his relationship with the nation of Israel which we read briefly about in Psalm 105. God is just as committed to you today as he was the nation of Israel so long ago.

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)

  • When you look at nature do you see God’s power? Many people find that getting out in nature, away from the business of the city, can bring a renewed connection with God. Sometimes it’s good for us to get away and just observe God’s creation and revel in his creativity. Spend some time thinking about how you connect best with God. Is it through nature? Reading? Serving others? Praying? Whatever way you find it easier to connect with God then spend more time doing that thing. Take time to build your relationship with God.