As I have worked my way through the Book of Psalms, one of the big themes seems to be the honesty of the psalmists. Supplication (making humble appeal to God) was only the beginning of the honest, raw emotions that the writers came to the Lord with.
Dear Reader, I know very little about what David's education would have been. I am astounded at the visual imagery he recorded to describe God's glory and majesty. Here are a few examples:
A couple of weeks ago we distinguished between praise (all about God), and thanksgiving (what God's done for us).
According to BibleGateway, twenty-four psalms focus on thanksgiving, most of them by David. No wonder in one of Paul's sermons to the first century church, he stated,
By and large, most psalms seem to include supplication, or asking God for something. Supplications, or prayers, for healing, deliverance, refuge and safety, help, restoration, wisdom, the list goes on and on.
Have you been on any road trips this summer, Dear Reader? A few weeks ago we took one to see James for a couple of days.
While Grandpa, Allie, and two very excited granddaughters headed off by car, Mary and Mark were flying to a live podcast event in South Carolina. In our various travels, trips seem to always go better when they include rest stops.
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