Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Psalm 44

Summary: The psalmist praises God for past deliverance in the first section. This salvation goes back generations. But the second section tells us of recent defeats and anguish, as the psalmist cries out for God to save His people.

Response: I'll admit, the second half surprised me some. The first part can read as nostalgic celebration, but on re-reading it can sound whiny (they got it, why not me? It's so unfair). I'm a firm believer that God, bring creative, finds different ways to speak to different people at different times. Some (like Bible study, discipleship, and prayer) are mainstays, but many feel almost new. It's not my gift per se​ to start new ministries, but I hope I can​ be faithful in supporting them.

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