Today’s reading is Psalms 128-133.
“Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!”
When we put God in the beginning, His people come next. We cannot claim to have God first if we are divided off and isolated from His faithful children. Where there is unity around God and His Word there is great blessing, comfort, help, and strength. Be committed to unity because that is where God’s blessing dwells.
Monday’s reading is Psalms 134-136.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, have you noticed that the psalms use what we call word pictures? Rather than just saying something, the psalmists will often describe a picture. To understand the psalm, we have to ask what about that picture or description fits what is being said in the psalm. For instance, in the psalm I highlighted for your parents it describes a scene of Aaron having precious oil poured on his head and it running into his beard and all over his robes. Why on earth would that be considered good and pleasant? I would hate to have oil poured on me like that (though I wish I did have a good beard for it to run into). The reason that was good and pleasant to Aaron was because it was that anointing with oil that made him God’s High Priest. As you read the psalms and see their sometimes strange descriptions, stop and ask yourself how that description fits the rest of the psalm, then you’ll understand it better.
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