On day 22 of our reading plan we studied Psalms 108-112.
In Psalm 108 we see David’s excitement as he offers praise to God. He is so enthusiastic about his worship that it is hard not to feel his excitement while reading it. He praises God for all of the ways He has blessed His children, showing His glory. I love how David says that the Lord’s majesty is to be exalted “beyond the heavens.” That is awesome!
Psalm 109 is a cry for help in which David says that despite his enemies returning hate for his love, he will give himself to prayer. I love that. Even in times of distress in which David is being attacked where he could easily just fight back, he chooses to give or submit himself to prayer. He understands that the battle is the Lord’s and He hears when we cry out to Him.
Psalm 110 gives us a picture of Christ. This is especially beautiful to read, as it is so many years before Jesus was even born. It speaks of His power and authority in the coming generation and how He will execute judgment over the nations. The Lord will reign!
Psalm 111 is another Psalm of praise. In the very first verse the author tells us he will give thanks with his whole heart. I love that! The song goes on to speak of the greatness of the Lord’s works, praising His righteousness and faithfulness. Verse 10 is beautiful as it tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Praising Him and giving thanks for His works with our whole heart is the least we should do. He is worthy of all glory, power, praise, and honor.
Psalm 112 is so encouraging for believers! Verse 7 says “He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” This is a wonderful example for us to model after. We have nothing to fear, as we know that God is sovereign and in control. He hears the cries of His people and is faithful to attend to their every need. What an awesome thing to be able to put all of our confidence in the One who is all-powerful!