Powered by 4 - June 26, 2011


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today's reading.
Psalms 109    Be not silent, O God of my praise!...

think about it.
What concern does David bring to God (109:1-5)? What does he want for his enemy (109:6-15)? Why (109:16-20)? Having wished all this on his enemy, how does David seek justice or help (109:21-29)? How does this psalm help you find the right attitude or perspective on those who oppose you or deal unjustly with you?

the blog.
You know how we always hear how when we pray we should just talk to God? Well that's true, but if that's not how you were raised or you're not entirely comfortable or accustomed with that idea yet, then this is a great psalm to read because David is really talking to God. And once he starts talking, he lets go. He doesn't hold anything back. He tells God everything.

Talk about a picture of pouring out your heart to God. And did you notice how as David gives over his burdens, fears and concerns to God that his attitude and demeanor change? What began as a desperate crying out for help ends with a bold recognition of God's love, protection and sovereignty. 

So what did you learn from Psalm 109? How can you draw on and use this passage in your relationship and communication with God? Tami W.

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