Saturday, February 15, 2020

Psalms 16 and 17

Today's reading in our daily plan is Psalms 16 & 17. 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 16 is of David praising God for being so trustworthy. David is loving that he serves a God he can trust with his life.
  • Psalm 17 certainly has a more desperate plea for protection. 
SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • The Psalms are a window into the heart of the author. Like we all do, he experienced highs and lows.
  • Our relationship with God can be the same way: some days are great; others not so much. God welcomes our honesty. He wants us to talk to Him openly and honestly about our ups and downs, about good things and bad things. Honesty is key to relationships, and our relationship with God is no different.
NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • Are you real when you talk with God? Or do you try to “church” it up when you pray? How can you become more real with God?
  • Pick an area of your life you haven't yet prayed about, and talk to God about it right now. Don't worry about using the "right" words; rely instead on honesty and transparency. And commit to making that transparency a regular part of your prayer life.