READING:  Psalms 131, 138-139, 143-145

TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  I am both challenged and humbled by these psalms.  The scriptures are so filled with life application . . . and the personal reflection demanded by these verses is intense. These texts help me to examine my life and pray as the psalmist prayed:   

1. EXAMINATION: Do these words about humility describe my life? 

Psalm 131:1, 2b; 138:6  Lord, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. . .  I am like a little child. . . .  Though the Lord is exalted, He takes note of the humble; but He knows the haughty from a distance.

Psalm 139:15-16  My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all my days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.

Psalm 143:2  Do not bring Your servant into judgment, for no one alive is righteous in Your sight.

2. APPLICATION: Do I pray these prayers?  

Psalm 138:1  I will give You thanks with all my heart.  

Psalm 139:14  I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.

Psalm 139:23-24  Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.

Psalm 143:8, 10  Let me experience Your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in You. Reveal to me the way I should go because I long for You. . . .  Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. May Your gracious Spirit lead me on level ground.

Psalm 144:9  God, I will sing a new song to You.

Psalm 145:1-2  I exalt You, my God the King, and praise Your name forever and ever. I will praise You every day; I will honor Your name forever and ever.

PRAYER: Use the psalmist’s prayers to pray today.  It’s good to pray God’s Word. 

TOMORROW’S READING:  ​1 Chronicles 26-29, Psalm 127