Understanding the Mission of God (missio dei) needs to be the mission of each and every one of us. I am on a journey to understand that mission more and more every day. It is my life's goal to fulfill His mission for my life and to encourage others to seek, find, and experience God's plan for them.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Psalm 102 - 104
Study 79 – Psalm 102
1.In times of trouble we need to turn to the
Lord and realize that though our present trouble may well a result of the
judgment of God; His compassion and power to deliver and restore have not been diminished.
2.A dramatic shift takes place between verse 11
and verse 12 because the focus is no longer on the one suffering. The attention
has shifted to the One with the power to deliver. When we focus on self we
become even more miserable. When we focus on the Almighty God everything
Study 80 – Psalm 103
1.The blessings of God:
a. Forgiveness of sin
c. Redemption from certain destruction
d. Love and compassion
e. Righteousness and Justice
2.God’s love is unfailing, knows no limits, and
never ends! It is demonstrated through the acts of forgiveness, redemption,
mercy, and grace. We are not treated as we deserve to be treated by a Holy God.
Instead, we are recipients of mercy, grace, compassion, and love. As a result
we must arouse our soul and command it to Praise The Lord!
Study 81 – Psalm 104
1.Without the provision of food and breathe the
created could not survive. In this psalm God is both creator and sustainer of
His creation. Reading this psalm demands praise from every created thing!
2.Every true Christian will share the resolve
of the psalmist in verses 31-35. How could you do otherwise?