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Weekly Daily Devotional
Week of July 30, 2017
Monday – Psalm 71
1.This psalm is a testimony of an older man who has memorized Scripture. Who does he place his trust in? (Vs. 1-24) What will be said of us in our latter years?
2.When strength is failing and the problems of aging are more evident, we should look back and remember how God has not failed us, that He is our Protector and Helper. (Vs. 9)
3.What should we be doing more and more as we age? (Vs. 15-18) Instead of grumbling and complaining, let our mouths praise the Lord and tell of His wondrous deeds!
4.Seniors, let us not be discouraged, our work on this earth is not finished! (Vs. 19-24)
Tuesday – Psalm 72
1.This psalm is Solomon's prayer as the King of Israel, that his reign will be remembered as one with justice, righteousness, peace, the destruction of evil, and deliverance for the oppressed and needy. (Vs. 1-19) It also points to Christ's reign as King and His righteousness established on the earth. (Rev. 20-22) We can't even imagine how wonderful that will be. No more sorrow, no more tears... Spend today praising Jesus for all that He has done and will do.
Wednesday - Psalm 73
1.What appears to be success to us has nothing to do with godliness. Those who hate God may seem to have even more wealth than those who love Him. The writer of this Psalm saw these things and struggled with these issues. (Vs. 3-12) It made him question his own faith. (Vs. 2) He felt cheated. What he needed was an attitude adjustment. Read on...
2.He did do something right, he did not drag his family down with him with his complaints. (Vs. 15) Let us learn not to look at others and what they have, and also learn to only speak uplifting words praising God for His love and mercy. Let us be content with what we do have, and keep our eyes on the prize, Jesus Christ! What believers will have for eternity can never compare to earthly things that will someday go away.
3.What did the psalmist finally understand? (Vs. 17-20) To gain God's perspective on things, spend time with Him in His Presence.
4.What will God do for us, even in our weakness? (Vs. 21-26 Underline the important words.
Thursday - Psalm 74
1.It seems here that God had stopped speaking. The people had been warned by prophets to turn from false gods and turn back to the Lord or they would be destroyed. Once judgment came, God was silent. (Vs. 9) When we reject God His blessings and guidance are withdrawn, which leaves us spiritually dry.
2.This prayer is a warning that God's patience will not put up with sin forever, eventually sorrow and disaster will come. ( Vs. 1-23) Let us examine ourselves today and if there is sin let us confess and repent of it now!
Friday - Psalm 75
1.Horn is symbolic of power, so this can mean not to bully people in the climb to the top. (Vs. 5 and 10)
2.All promotion comes from the Lord. (Vs. 6,7)
Saturday - Psalm 76
1.God's wrath expressed in judgement against the enemy of His people brings praise to those who have been delivered. (Vs. 10) For instance, Pharaoh's wrath against Israel became God's opportunity to demonstrate His miraculous power in delivering them. Think of the times when God brought you through a hard situation, and praise Him!