Sunday, May 24, 2020

Psalms 56 & 57

Today's reading in our daily plan is Psalms 56 & 57. 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?)
  • David wrote Psalm 56 when his enemies (The Philistines, yes it’s a very weird name) had seized him. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why David is asking for God’s deliverance. However, David goes even further and declares ‘what can man do to me?’ David completely trusted in God but still wrote about his deep emotions during a tough situation.
  • David wrote Psalm 57 when he was hiding in a cave running from King Saul, who wanted to kill him (we spoke about this not too long ago). But David trusted God. He knew he could trust God. David gives us beautiful pictures of God’s protection; being able to hide under the wings of God sounds like a pretty safe place to be.

SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • David clearly lived a life where he trusted God but it didn’t happen overnight. God had demonstrated time and time again to David that he could be trusted. 

NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • Don’t be discouraged if you’re not at the same level of trust with God. It will come as you continue to journey with him. God tells us he will never fail us. We can trust him without fear of being dropped.