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Powered by 4 - July 2, 2011

  • 2011 Jul 02
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Difficult but Good

today's reading.
Psalms 110    The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool"...

think about it.
What does the Lord promise to do here for David? Parts of this psalm are prophetic regarding Jesus; list what it says about Jesus' position and work (110:1, 3, 5-7). What does this psalm add to your view of God?

the blog.
I find Psalm 110 a bit of a harder read than some of the other psalms. It's not praise oriented (which I like) and it contains prophecy pertaining to Jesus. So as I considered application I could take away from these verses, I decided to step back and take a big picture approach. To do that, I read through the chapter a number of additional times. I thought about things like the relationship between David and the Lord, and then just considered what these verses showed me about God. Now I'll be honest, this exercise wasn't as easy as time spent in one of the praise psalms. But, I learned and benefitted from it in a deep way. Plus, God used this passage to remind me that work is a necessary part of my growing process.

So how did you approach Psalm 110? Did you come at these verses looking for and considering details and information, or were you more like me, looking more generally at what Psalm 110 shows us about God and relationship? What did you discover? Tami W.

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