Saturday, March 21, 2020

Psalms 27, 28 and 29

Today's reading in our daily plan is Psalm 27, 28, & 29. 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?)
  • King David wrote Psalm 27. The theme of the chapter is trusting in God’s protection. It’s interesting that a king over a whole nation would write a psalm declaring how much he trusts God for his protection.
  • Psalm 28 is one in which David pleads with God to hear him. At the end, he describes how God heard him.
  • In Psalm 29 David only talks about the sovereignty of God.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • Even though Psalm 27 talks about God’s protection, did you notice the one thing David asks of God? That he may “dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of [his] life.” It’s kind of neat that King David says he trusts completely in God but the “one thing” he asks of God is not protection but to be able to go to church every day. If you could ask one thing of God would this be your request? 
  • Then in Psalm 29, David talks the whole time about how powerful God is and how he’s above everything. David tells how when God speaks it’s like strikes of lightning and shakes the earth. David certainly doesn’t have a small view of God.

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • Do you feel that you can trust God for protection just as King David claimed? Have you had a time when you sought God like David and he heard you? Do you view God like David described him in Psalm 29? If you wrote an honest description of God what would you say? What does the way you describe God reveal about your relationship with him?