Saturday, February 8, 2020

Psalms 13, 14, and 15

Today's reading in our daily plan is Psalms 13, 14, & 15. 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 13, we see into the heart of David again as he cries out to God. Once more, God appears to be silent in David's life.
  • Psalm 14 talks about how God is a refuge for those waiting for deliverance from oppressors.
  • Psalm 15 is one that we should all take note of. David was called “a man after God’s heart.” Here he shares with us what a person who follows after God should look like.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • Psalm 13 is one that we can all identify with. There are times it seems as if God is far away but notice that in the end, David says that he “trusts in [God’s] unfailing love.” 
  • God has proven before to David that even though he may appear distant, he is working in his life. Psalm 15 should inspire us to live pure lives.

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • Is there part of your life that isn't pure by God's standards? Maybe there's a secret you've been hiding, or a situation that is innocent now but could become problematic if you let it continue unchecked? Ask for God's guidance, and find a trusted friend who can hold you accountable to increasing the purity in your life.