Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Psalms 97 and 98

Study 76 – Psalms 97 and 98

1.      In Psalm 97 God’s might, justice, and compassion upon those who follow after Him are key characteristics. One gets the sense of needing to kneel and place one’s head firmly to the ground before His throne as both an act of worship and an act of fear.

2.   The psalmist calls upon his readers to worship the Lord for past deliverance and for the future judgment of the wicked and exaltation of the righteous. I think that too often we have a tendency to get caught up in our problems with the wicked rather than realize that God will deal with them in His time. Our focus is far too often on the faults of others rather than upon the blessings that the Lord has bestowed upon us as His children. The more we can get the focus off of ourselves and onto the Lord the better off we will be.

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