SAVE ME O GOD! (Psalm 69:1a)
Suggested Reading: Psalm 69
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Key Verse: Psalm 69:21
They also gave me gall for my food,
And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Prophetic statements are found in many places in the writings of King David. The words of our key verse actually happened to Jesus as He hung on the cross. Check out Matthew 27:34-48. In Psalm 22 David writes the most obvious prophesies fulfilled in Jesus’ suffering and death. David is a prophet! Only Isaiah is more detailed in his prophecies of the coming Messiah! David wrote around 1000 B.C. and Isaiah around 500 B.C. What are the odds of such prophesies being minutely fulfilled? Obviously God revealed in advance the future events that happened when Jesus took the sins of the whole world upon Himself.
There are two streams which flow together in David’s poems. One is the expression of deep inner emotion, arising from experiences which press upon David as an overwhelming burden. The other stream is an outpouring of confidence in the love and providence of God! We all have trying times because we live in a world which is out of tune with God; and at the same time we can experience an inner peace by being personally in tune with God!!!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I thank You for building such confidence in my heart and mind by revealing the future to Your prophets as You did to David and Isaiah! I pray that I will constantly remember that nothing takes You by surprise, and that You do all things after the counsel of Your will, and that also includes the events of my life! (read Ephesians 1:11&12). I pray this in the Name of the One “Who works all things according to the counsel of His will!” Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I’ve just walked out on the balcony of our apartment building here in downtown Burlington, and the traffic noise from the street below and even from the Burlington skyway bridge nearby is a sound of discord. My ears are bombarded with out-of-tune sounds. This world is not in harmony with its’ Creator. The maple leaves across the street are beginning to die and are just beginning to protest their demise with a variety of colours. There is evidence of death here. The life of the trees will be buried underground shortly, but I expect a resurrection this Spring. I’ve come back inside now. My Bible and my laptop computer are open before me. All is quiet and a beautifully harmonious orchestra begins to play in my heart and mind. Our divine Conductor is in charge. Every instrument is playing in tune. I sense the presence of God who alone creates and gives us life, bringing us into harmony with Himself through the person and work of Jesus Christ!
I’m probably reflecting my age here, but Norma-Jean and I almost always listen to 96.3, New Classical Radio, Toronto. Magnificent orchestral masterpieces are delightful for our ears to hear. Of course Norma-Jean and I differ, in that I also love the Nashville sound of country and western music. Norma-Jean, not so much. All of us here in the blogosphere, if we could put our feelings into music, might sound like the orchestra tuning up, but after a while the conductor takes charge and we make beautiful music together! God carries the melody line in the score of life, and we make the harmonies on a wide variety of human instruments. Amen???
Yours for hearing clearly God’s melody line, reading the notes found in Scripture, and playing them well, 24/7.
P.S. Below are two views from our apartment building. In the first one, you can see the Burlington Skyway Bridge, and across the Hamilton harbour is the city of Hamilton, where the steel mills of Dofasco and Stelco are at work. The second photo shows how some of the trees are just beginning to change into their Fall colours. The Niagara escarpment is on the horizon. Thanks to my grandson, Adam Mainse, who took these pictures yesterday on an overcast day. (you can click on them to enlarge the photos).