For 31 days I will be reading through the book of Psalms. I am doing this reading plan with two of my closest friends, and we are taking the opportunity to share with one another the things we learn each day throughout this book. I thought I would share what we discuss over the course of the next month.
For the first day, we read Psalms 1-5.
In Psalm 1 the author focused on the importance of delighting in the law of the Lord. I know that I personally struggle with delighting in the commands of the Lord, but I read over and over throughout the bible how David says the words of God are “sweet to (his) taste” (Ps. 119:103). I want to think of God’s Word in the same way. It is a sweet gift that we have from our Father—He graciously speaks to us through His perfect Word!
In chapter 2 David discussed having a proper fear or reverence of the Lord. We should put our trust in God alone, and not look to the things of this world.
Psalm chapter 3 was encouraging, as it flowed well with the first two chapters. David explained that when we cry out to the Lord, He hears us! He alone will provide peace, comfort, and strength to His people.
In Psalm 4, David praises the Lord because in Him we can find pure, true satisfaction. The things of the earth are fleeting, but God is constant, never changing.
Psalm 5 tells us to call upon the Lord and ask for guidance and direction. It explains that He will bless the righteous, His children—we have been made righteous because of the death of His Son. Though the evil of this world seems to never end, with new tragedies in the media every day, we can take comfort in knowing that God has the ultimate authority, even over those who seem to have power on earth.
I look forward to the next 30 days as I learn more and more from God’s Word.