Questions for Reflection – Psalm 110-114

Over the last few weeks, the journey has taken me through Psalm 107-109. Reading the Psalms is truly food for our souls that brings healing. We all face trials in life but God is more powerful than our problems when we pray every day and trust in every way. Jesus calmed the sea with one word and with one word can turn our time in a desert into a vacation spot on the beach.

There are many ways to praise God; in our prayers, in our actions, in our speech, and in our songs. We can also praise Him for the talents and skills He has given each one of us. Each of us has great potential because within everyone that has accepted Jesus Christ, there is a champion called the Holy Spirit. We were born to win but we have to believe we are worthy of being a champion.

Many enemies of David lied about him but he was a man of prayer and asks for help. Like David, we may face difficulties that are out of our control and only prayer can correct. The lesson is to keep the faith and keep going when the going gets tough. By being persistent, steady, and trusting in God to make things right, we can’t fail.

Stories of those in more recent history can inspire like Thomas Edison who failed many times before inventing the electric light and Walt Disney or Henry Ford who both had failures in life but most of all be inspired by the ONE who has overcome the obstacle we all will face some day which is death. With Christ, there is life. Faith triumphs limitations, hope triumphs difficulty, and love triumphs over hate. “For nothing is impossible with God”.  Luke 1:37

Reflections

As I continue the journey through the Bible, the next adventure will take me to Psalm 110-114. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting about the journey and will use the questions for reflections below to help focus on each passage. Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of these questions. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.

Psalm 110
Passage Lookup
What will eventually happen to the Lord’s enemies? What is the Lord’s role? What qualities of the Lord are revealed? 

Psalm 111-112
Passage Lookup
What is the mood of these psalms? What can we praise God for? When have you experienced God’s graciousness, mercy, and righteousness? 

Psalm 113
Passage Lookup
What provisions has the Lord made for all mankind? For the poor and needy? To what extent is God concerned with your joy? How do you know?

Psalm 114
Passage Lookup
What event is especially significant in Israel’s history? Why? Do you treasure and appreciate a particular event that causes you to praise God? Why? What supernatural incidents in Israel’s deliverance are attributed to God? Why? How do you know the Lord is present with you?

The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ. 

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Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast
Christ Notes
Family Times

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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5 Responses to Questions for Reflection – Psalm 110-114

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  2. LifeWhataJoy says:

    Good stuff!! Thanks for starting to follow my blog. It led me here. Blessings, Susan

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