Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Psalm 39
This is a challenging psalm, and the writer doesn't help any by focusing on the moth imagery! ;) Anyway, I can relate to the psalmist, trying so hard to be good and not say a word until he's worn out with the effort, asking God for relief. In the past, when I got tired of being good and went ahead and sinned I was extremely sorry afterwards, so I know that giving up isn't the way to find relief. Instead, when I get tired of holding my tongue I need to ask God for strength. Only by relying on him can I make it through a tense and difficult situation.
posted by Susanna King 11:23 PM

Monday, December 10, 2001

Psalm 9
I'm glad the writer chose to focus on the beginning of this psalm. The rest is just a little too warlike for the present climate. In verses 1 and 2 the psalmist is so thankful for everything God has done that he tells everyone about it and sings praises. That's the kind of joy I'd like to have. Singing praises out loud can be a little scary outside of a church setting, though. But what an opportunity to tell the world of the good things God has done!
posted by Susanna King 10:10 PM