Sunday, November 27, 2011

Psalms 135 and 136

Today's reading in our daily plan is Psalms 135 & 136. 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 135 we’re reminded to praise God. There are a couple reasons the writer gives us but the main thoughts are that our God is greater than all other gods.
  • Psalm 136 reminds us (a lot) that God’s love endures forever. The psalmist writes about everything from creation to sustaining daily life to protecting and avenging his people.
SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • In all these things God acted to show us his love. Whether we want it, recognize, or return his love; God still loves us.
  • Other gods may have carved statues of them but they’re not living. Other gods may have mouths and ears but they can’t speak nor hear our cries for help. God is the only living and true God.
    NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
    • Take a few minutes right now and think about how much God loves you. Think about how much he has blessed you with and thank him for it all. 
    • Take another few minutes and think over how the God you serve is living and wants a relationship with you. You serve the only true and living God. Ask God to show himself in tangible ways today.