Saturday, January 11, 2020

Psalms 3, 4 and 5

Today's reading in our daily plan is Psalm 3Psalm 4, and Psalm 5.. 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?)
  • Reading Psalm 3, we see the psalmist having faith in God’s protection and asking for some serious action of God’s part.
  • Again we see into the heart of the writer in Psalm 4 as he begs people to see God in all his goodness.
  • In Psalm 5 we can read the utter desperation the writer has to connect with God.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • Reading Psalms is kind of like reading someone’s diary to God. It captures the authors' true feelings and thoughts about God, and reminds us that God us to go to Him with our thoughts, regardless of how raw and painful they may be.

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • God wants us just to be real to him. Praying to God is simply talking to God.
  • Do you have a hard time praying? What is the most difficult thing about it for you? What could you do to help improve your time talking with God?