(20 verses, 1:52 to read)
What I am about to READ
- This Psalm preaches of God’s deliverance of His people, tells them to hear His Word, and teaches on testing, faith, and prayer.
- 1-4: All the earth worships God
- 5-7: Invitation to worship God by seeing (by hearing God’s Word in the temple!) His mighty works of redemption, especially in the Exodus from Egypt.
- 8-12: Our Lord tests us, yet keeps our soul among the living
- 13-15: A prayer to God that states the Psalmist will offer sacrifices God has instituted.
- 16-20: Teaching on prayer
- Verse 9 proclaims our Lord has not let their feet slip. This promise is for us because He Himself is a firm foundation. “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock (Matthew 7:24).”
- The Lord tested His people, yet through these tests His past actions, present Word in the temple, and future promises remained for the people: He is our God (8), He has redeemed them (6), He is the one who is testing them like silver is tried (10), He has not rejected their prayer or removed his steadfast love from them.
- Prayer: “Lord, help me to hate my iniquity and cherish your Word and promises. Strengthen my faith to hear that even though I often waver, You will not reject my prayer because your love does not waver, but is steadfast.”
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Christopher Stout, Pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Kannapolis, NC & Abundant Life Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC