09/09/21 Questions

READING: Psalms 113-118, 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:16

I’m thinking of questions today—questions that arise from today’s Old Testament reading:

  1. “Who is like the Lord our God—the one enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?” (Psa 113:5-6). The answer? There is no one like our God. Only He reigns on high. All other “gods” are not gods at all. 
  2. “Why was it, sea, that you fled? Jordan, that you turned back?” (Psa 114:5). The Red Sea and the Jordan River moved at the command of God because He rules over the world He created. He is all-powerful. 
  3. Why should the nations say, ‘Where is their God?’” (Psa 115:2). The Gentiles mocked the Hebrews with this taunt, but they had no reason to ask the question. The God of the Bible “is in heaven and does whatever he pleases” (Psa 115:3). 
  4. “How can I repay the Lord for all the good he has done for me?” (Psa 116:12). The best response is, “I cannot repay Him. Not even close.”

Again today, all we can do is praise the Lord the way the psalmist ended several of today’s psalms: “Hallelujah!” 

PRAYER: “I just praise You today, Father.” 

DAILY ACTION STEP:  Consider today the impossibility of paying the Lord back for all He has done for us.    

TOMORROW’S READING: Psalm 119:1-80, 1 Corinthians 11:17-12:11

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