Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Psa. 27-32

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Psalm Twenty-Seven

  1. The hypothetical questions whom shall I fear? and whom shall I dread? have no answer for the believer who is intimate with the Lord (Ps. 27:1).
  2. The circumstances and details of life have no power over the believer who is intimate with the Lord (Ps. 27:2-3).
  3. The believer who is set upon with temporal life adversity finds his refuge in spiritual life activity (Ps. 27:4-6).
  4. The believer who prays according to God’s faithful Word can expect that God will answer those prayers according to His faithful Word (Ps. 27:7-10).
  5. The period of time in which the believer waits for the Lord’s answer continues to be a time for instruction, and a time for blessing, as the believer receives the power of God’s provision (Ps. 27:11-14).

Psalm Twenty-Eight

  1. David prays to the Lord, and appreciates the Divine resource of prayer that only believers enjoy (Ps. 28:1-2).
  2. David asks that the Lord will recompense the iniquity of his betrayers (Ps. 28:3-5). Ps. 28:4 has a NT allusion in Mt. 16:27 (also a NT echo of Ps. 62:12 & Prov. 24:12).
  3. David celebrates answered prayer by offering praise and glory to the Lord for being so faithful to His people (Ps. 28:6-9).

Psalm Twenty-Nine

  1. David calls upon the angels to worship the Lord in a manner consistent with His majesty (Ps. 29:1-2).
  2. Believers today call upon the angels to worship the Lord as we testify to His manifold wisdom in our lives (Eph. 3:10).
  3. David observed a terrible storm in which he observed the Lord’s voice demonstrate the power of God (Ps. 29:3-9; Job 37:2-5).
  4. David concludes with a recognition of the Lord’s Sovereignty, and the eternal blessings He will bestow upon His people (Ps. 29:10-11).

Psalm Thirty

  1. Psalm 30 was composed when the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite was designated for the temple site (Ps. 30 prescript).
  2. David rejoiced in how faithful the Lord was to forgive his sin (Ps. 30:2,5).
  3. David confessed that he had become prideful, but the Lord had corrected that attitude through Divine discipline (Ps. 30:6-9).
  4. Confession of sin is a wonderful provision for the believer to turn mourning into dancing (Ps. 30:10-12).

Psalm Thirty-One

  1. This psalm is a lament, along the lines of Job, and the grief he experienced (cf. Ps. 31:9-13).
  2. Ps. 31:1-4 || Ps. 71:1-3. See Jeffrey Jackson Synopsis of the Old Testament.
  3. David’s grief produces the prophetic utterance of Christ (Ps. 31:5; Lk. 23:46). Also a NT allusion in Acts 7:59 & 1st Pet. 4:19.
  4. The life of faith motivates a sanctified hate (Ps. 31:6). Not the cliché hate the sin but love the sinner but an actual hate for the sinner (cf. Ps. 26:5; 119:13; & esp. Ps. 139:21-24).
  5. The walk of faith is secure (Ps. 31:14-24) in the secret place of God’s presence (Ps. 31:20 cf. 27:5; 32:6,7; 61:4; 91:1; 119:114).

Psalm Thirty-Two

  1. Believers who have been forgiven much can rejoice in their Divine blessings (Ps. 32:1-2; Lk. 7:47). Ps. 32:1-2 have NT citations in Rom. 4:7-8. Also Ps. 32:2 has a NT allusion in Jn. 1:47.
  2. Refusal to confess sin only intensifies the Divine discipline intended to produce repentance and confession (Ps. 32:3-5). This verse has a NT allusion in 1st Jn. 1:9.
  3. Confession and prayer are a vital part of the believer’s fortifications (Ps. 32:6-7).
  4. The believer who has failed, repented, and learned the lessons of that failure, is perfectly equipped to instruct others in the Truth of God’s Word (Ps. 32:8-11 cf. 51:13,15).