Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 22, Day 113 - Psalm 39

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Today my copy of The Voice Bible came!  I really excited  to check out Proverbs and some of the Old Testament stories that are sometimes hard to understand.  I'll let you know.

But for today we're looking at Psalm 39.  It's a tough Psalm, borderline depressing, yet there is a lot of hope in this Psalm.  It reminds us it's okay to be "down" from time to time.  For even though the overtone of this passage is somewhat down, in verse 7 the author proclaims:
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
    My only hope is in you.

So even when we are struggling we can remember that we always have hope in our Lord.


  1. There's definitely sorrow in this psalm, but I find the humility rather inspiring. We know from other examples how being kind can lead to incredible pride--but here we see David in abject humbleness before the Father, admitting he is nothing but a vapor, unable to attain anything without the Lord. Beautiful.

  2. 6. We are merely moving shadows and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.

    I loved this verse! And, it is so true. When I think of all the days I spend running around trying to get things done and how little it all matters in the end, I sometimes wonder why I do it. This chapter gives me permission to slow down and reflect on what it really important in life.

  3. Psalm 39
    This Psalm is reflective of how fleeting our days are. I like the part about being a wayfarer just passing through. Our hope is in the Lord, who made heaven and earth!

    Psalm 39
    12 “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers."

    Hebrews 11
    13 "These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth."