Since a lot of the Psalms are so short, I decided today that I’m going to put the whole passage of each I have to read here, and mark the parts I find interesting. Sound good?
Underlined parts are what I had marked before this read-through; bolded are things I’m marking this time through.
A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.
1 LORD, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”[b]
3 But you, LORD, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the LORD,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
5 I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.
7 Arise, LORD!
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
8 From the LORD comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
1 Answer me when I call to you,
my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
2 How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods[b]?[c]
3 Know that the LORD has set apart his faithful servant for himself;
the LORD hears when I call to him.
4 Tremble and[d] do not sin;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.
5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
and trust in the LORD.
6 Many, LORD, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”
Let the light of your face shine on us.
7 Fill my heart with joy
when their grain and new wine abound.
8 In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, LORD,
make me dwell in safety.
Unfortunately I didn’t put a date in my Bible of when I read these passages the first time(s), but I’m pretty sure it was at a point when I wasn’t particularly thrilled about life.
I actually have the first two verses of Psalm 4 highlighted (or rather, the parts I’ve underlined are highlighted in my Bible) because they inspired a song we sometimes sing at church.
Answer me when I call,
God of my righteousness.
You’ve given me sweet relief
when I was in distress.
I don’t remember the rest of it, but it was inspired by Psalm 4.
I really like 3:5 & 6 and 4: 7 & 8.
Also, I finally sat down to listen to my home church’s September sermons. Well, most of hem. I’m planning on going back through them and taking notes to share with you guys.
I miss my church so much. I’m so excited to go back next weekend!
For laughs, this was shared during the service on the 18th.
The one shared at church was a little better, but I can’t find it. The version at church didn’t have the point totals or the final round and the players had slightly different names, but it’s still kind of funny.