Sunday, June 14, 2020

June 14 - Psalms 65 and 66

Today's reading in our daily plan is Psalm 65 and Psalm 66. 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 65 tells us how living for God has benefited the writer. The interesting thing is David, who was a king of Israel, wrote it. He tells how following God not only helped his life but also how it benefitted his whole kingdom.
  • In Psalm 66 the writer is telling everyone to praise God for his goodness. He is also retelling how God had taken care of the Israelite people.
SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • David continually praises God for all that is good in his life, though in some of the earlier Psalms he feels rejected by God because things have gone poorly for him.
  • For the majority of our lives, we tend to have varying amounts of bad and good things happening to us at once. Keeping your eyes only on how sin is affecting your life will keep them away from God. Even when going through terrible times of loss or struggle, we need to look at the good that God has given us as David does in these Psalms.
NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • Chapter 65 refers to “when we were overwhelmed by sins..." Ever felt that way? Take time today to thank God for His patience and grace, and for sending Jesus to pay the price for our sins so we can experience freedom.