Saturday, October 29, 2011

Psalms 120, 121 and 122

Today's reading in our daily plan is Psalms 120, 121, & 122. 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?)

  • In Psalm 120 the author claims to be a man of peace surrounded by men who want war. He’s praying to God to save him from it all.
  • Psalm 121 is a great psalm where the writer is talking about trusting God alone for help. The author says he actively looks for God in his life because it’s God who always comes through for him.
  • Psalm 122 talks about wanting to be with people who desire to worship God. Then the author writes about wanting peace for Jerusalem. Jerusalem was a very significant place for the Jewish people because that was where they went to worship in the temple made for God.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)

  • In Psalm 120 we read the heart cry of a person who just wants to live in peace. It’s easy to get caught up stirring up strife wherever you go because you can always find someone who will agree with you. However, Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. While it’s not always quickly accepted it’s always appreciated afterward.

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

  • Anywhere you go today try to be a person who brings peace to the place and to the lives of people around you.