January 30, Reading 2 – Psalm 11, 12, 13, 14

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SAA Notes

Chose something that strikes you from these four short psalms to think about today. I often skim read over the four and then hone in on one psalm and, in particular, one thought that speaks to what I am going through at the present.

SJA Notes

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.'”

These psalms reveal more of David wrestling with how things are in the world, bringing his worries and concerns to the Lord.

Psalm 14 speaks of the fool who says there is no God.

This can be seen very clearly in the world around us.

We might have friends or family who are living for themselves, living within made-up orthodoxy and spiritualism.

David wrestles with this, and we should (and do) too!

Psalm 14 points us to Jesus.

See, boiling things back, we are all of us as David describes.

We have all turned aside, we have become corrupt.

Not one of us does good.

This is why we need Jesus! He puts within us a new heart, one that does not turn aside, one that seeks God and longs to do what pleases Him.

No matter how clever and intellectual great athiests might be, or how kind and benevolent various false-religions and gurus might seem – They cannot solve our core problem.

Our sin. We are broken.

But Jesus can fix us, He is the Great Physician – And even better, He has already done the work of solving our problem, of fixing our deathly disease!

There’s a wonderful catechism in book two of Pilgrim’s Progress which in part looks at how the God the trinity (three persons, one God) saves us. For Jesus, it says,

"How does God the Son save us? By His righteousness, death and blood and life."

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* Loving God,

Thank You for saving us. Thank You for Jesus – God made man, who went to the cross and bore Your wrath for our sin, so that we could be saved. So that we could know You.

Thank You Lord!

Amen.

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