Each day I will be posting from the daily Bible Reading plan we will be doing at West Side. On weekdays we will be going through the New Testament. On the weekends we will read passages from the Old Testament books of Psalms and Proverbs. We invite you to join along.
Two separate things stand out in today’s reading (Psalms 5 & 6).
Do you thank God for the peace and refuge you have in Him? David, the writer of this Psalm, thinks you should. “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.” As followers of Christ we have much to be thankful for, much to be glad of, and much to sing praises of. I know in my life I can do a better job of praising God. I know in my life I can do a better job of being glad for his peace and refuge.
The second thing that stood out was this passage, “The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.” While God’s answers are not always what I would like them to be, God hears my prayers. He hears my cries, my please, my praises, and he accepts them.
It is because of His accepting nature I can find peace and refuge in God. It is because of that I have much to be glad for and can praise God about.