An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, January 19, 2024

A Depressing Psalm

(Psa 88:3 KJV)  For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

(Proverbs 19 also read)

What a depressing Psalm.  If this were an example of the rest of the book then I doubt if it would have become the favorite that it is.  This is the testimony of someone who does not know the God of the Bible.  He has read about Him.  He has heard others talk about Him.  He probably knows his theology.  He does not know his God.

If you have time compare this to Psalm 19.  It came to mind when I was reading this.  I didn’t remember what was in it but my mind whispered, “Psalm 19".  It starts off with a statement of the glory of God and proceeds full of rejoicing and Praise.  It is like it was written by a different person, and it was.  This is why David is regarded as a man after God’s own heart.  It is because he knew God’s heart and rejoiced in it

So?  God is truly terrifying and life is so futile if you do not know Him.  In this day and age Jesus has died to pay for your sins so knowledge of God is available to all.  What a reason to rejoice. 

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