Thursday, April 30, 2020

Psalm 118:24, 119:105,121:1 RSV1952

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come?

Psalm 118 is referred to as a hymn of thanksgiving for the Lord’s deliverance when enemies abound. Some commentators agree the people were led to give thanks for victory in battle. 2 Chronicles 20:10, “Then the Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with very loud voices.” Psalm 119 verse says God’s Word lights the way. Psalm 119:130, “The unfolding of your words give light; it gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 120 is the prayer of a sojourner beginning his day seeking God. Holy God helps by lighting the way.

During our pop-up BSF discussion on James this morning, a friend shared Psalm 118:24 as the way she starts each day. After checking those words are from the RSV. The musty smell from mine revealed that I’d marked it and the date was 11/9/87. Both of the other verses above were dated the same date. It was a Monday. I was a leader in BSF’s study Israel and the Minor Prophets. Our helpful Holy God was lighting my way just as He does daily.

How does God Light the way?

Lifting our eyes together,


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