Today’s reading is Psalms 41-44.
Though Jesus had no sin in Himself, John 13:18, demonstrates Psalm 41 points to Him. I can’t help but be moved by Psalm 41:5: “My enemies say of me in malice, ‘When will he die, and his name perish?'” And this drives home the amazing point about Jesus. He died, but His name still hasn’t perished. He continues to impact the world and people continue to follow Him much to the chagrin of His enemies. You have to ask yourself how that has happened? How did this poor carpenter from a backwoods town in a backwoods country become the focal point of the world’s largest religion? And you have to ask, “Why won’t His name perish?” Perhaps because there is something to His name. If you haven’t done so, can we invite you to consider Jesus? Let us know how we can help.
Tomorrow’s reading is Psalms 45-48.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, I hope you saw what I shared with your parents because that will give you an introduction to prophetic foreshadowing of Jesus. This psalm doesn’t foretell the crucifixion of Jesus; that is, the point of the psalm is not merely about an event that will happen in the psalm’s future. Rather, it foreshadows Jesus and the crucifixion. David is writing about his own life as the king of God’s people. If this is the kind of thing that happens to David, King of the Jews, how much more will it happen to his descendant, Jesus, the ultimate King? With that in mind, I love vs. 8. “They say, ‘A deadly thing is poured out on him; he will not rise again from where he lies.'” They may have thought that about whatever tragedy David was experiencing, but folks certainly thought that when they saw Jesus on the cross. However, what happened? Jesus was upheld by God, resurrected, and now sits in the presence of the Father forever. Wow! Let’s make Him our King forever.
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