August 2, 2017

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Reading along with us in the first 30 chapters of Psalm? Here’s today’s reading:

Psalm 22 (ESV)

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?
2 My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer,
by night, but I find no rest.
3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One;
you are the one Israel praises.
4 In you our ancestors put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.
5 To you they cried out and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not put to shame.
6 But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by everyone, despised by the people.
7 All who see me mock me;
they hurl insults, shaking their heads.
8 “He trusts in the Lord,” they say,
“let the Lord rescue him.
Let him deliver him,
since he delights in him.”… Continue Reading

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  1. “All the rich of the earth will feast and worship;
    all who go down to the dust will kneel before him—
    those who cannot keep themselves alive.
    Posterity will serve him;
    future generations will be told about the Lord.
    They will proclaim his righteousness,
    declaring to a people yet unborn:
    He has done it!”

  2. Amen, Jim, and what a depiction of crucifixion centuries before it was a form of capital punishment. What a great expression of faith is found from verse 1 and moving on to 3-5. In the first verse, David feels forsaken by God, but in 3-5 recognizes that God is on His throne and has provided for His people in the past. How important it is for us to recognize God’s presence, position and provision in other contexts when we do not see them in our own lives. Faith sees what our feelings and experiences do not…

    After a graphic depiction of his desperate condition in verses 12-21, in which it is interesting to consider if David is only speaking prophetically of Jesus’ suffering or is he also talking about things he is going through, he discuses the communal nature of faith. It is to his brothers, the congregation and the assembly that he will declare his faith and the faithfulness of God. Faith in God was always intended to be lived out in community, for mutual support, instruction and encouragement to name a few. It is interesting how that communal aspect is expressed in these final verses….

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