Today we read through chapters 26-30.
In Psalm 26 we see David ask the Lord to try his heart. He knows he has been “walking in integrity” and following the law of the Lord. That is a pretty confident request! It is something I want to feel comfortable asking myself—to live in a way that truly puts God and His glory above all else, so that I may feel confident in asking the Lord to search my own heart.
Psalm 27 is one of my absolute favorite chapters in the Bible. In it we see David have confidence in the power and provision of God as he says “Whom shall I fear?” This is something we as believers should take to heart. God is sovereign over everything. There is nothing man can do to us that God will not allow or protect us from if that be His will. My favorite verse in this chapter is the very last one; “14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” It is so comforting! We CAN have courage and peace as we wait on Him to act on our behalf. He is able and His steadfast love endures forever!
Psalm 28 made me think about the world today. In it we read how David cries out to the Lord for strength against his enemies. He does not want to be like the wicked of this world who turn away from God and turn toward their sinful desires. Verse 3 says; “3 Do not drag me off with the wicked, with the workers of evil, who speak peace with their neighbors while evil is in their hearts.” This is very convicting and should make us check our own hearts. How many times do we see people who speak in a way that seems genuine and good, yet later find out their heart and motives behind it were evil? We should search our hearts carefully before we speak and make sure that what we say matches with how we truly feel. David says the Lord is his strength and his shield. The Lord is our refuge against all evil—we need only run to Him.
Psalm 29 is a beautiful song of praise! David sings praises to the glory and holiness of the Lord and His attributes. He describes the power of His voice, His majesty, His strength, and His power. This chapter is a wonderful reminder of the power and authority of our Creator. He is over all things, and through Him we find our strength.
In Psalm 30, we can find encouragement as we read David’s praise for the Lord delivering him in times of trouble. He gives thanks because when he has cried out unto the Lord, He has listened and rescued him. The Lord will hear and heal His people!
Throughout these chapters we see how David gives thanks to the Lord in all circumstances. This is a wonderful reminder to us as children of God, that we should also give thanks in every season of life we may be in. Whether it is during seasons filled with many visible blessings, or seasons where we feel the pain of suffering, His praise should be continually on our lips.