Psalms 69:22 – 89:13
Psalms is more than poems and songs. Today’s reading has revealed much about the character, love and justice of God. It has also shown the response believers can have as they immerse themselves in all that God has to offer. One of the more significant Psalms that I read today was Psalms 71. While only a small portion of the scripture will be displayed below, we can be blessed by closely reading the 71st Psalm and reflect on this prayer.
Scripture Psalms 71
6 From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you. 7 I have become a sign to many;
you are my strong refuge. 8 My mouth is filled with your praise, declaring your splendor all day long.
In Psalms 71, the author asks to be delivered, rescued and saved. He acknowledges that God has been a part of his life since he was in his mothers womb and he has relied on God to sustain him. He asks that God become a refuge where he can always go. He says that his mouth is filled with praise all day long. He will always have hope and will praise God more and more. The author of this Psalm was immersed in God. He shared his love and dependence for God publicly. He praised God and testified of the mighty deeds and protection that our Lord had provided him.
Reading through the bible in 90 days has caused me to spend more time reading, learning and thinking about God than ever before. He is in my thoughts more and more each day. While I can’t say that my mouth is filled with praise all day long, I can say that I am praising God more and more every day. He has changed my life. God has rescued me from death and given me the free gift of eternal life. If we spend more time with God and immerse ourselves in His Word and in prayer, more of what comes out of us will be like that of the psalmist. We will be thinking of God more often and we will begin to publicly share our faith in our words and deeds.
Father draw me close to you. Help me to think of you more and more each day. Let my outward actions and deeds testify the love and mercy you have for me.