Today we’re wrapping up our time in Psalms, a collection of lyrical poems. I hope that during this month of “soaking in the Psalms” you have found encouragement, fresh reminders of God’s love for you, and courage to face whatever hurdles are on your path.
God is good to us- all the time. God’s goodness put everything else in our lives into perspective. It’s all good- even when it doesn’t seem like it possibly could be, it is. God works everything together for our good. Because we know this, because our strength is in Him, our soul can be at rest. God is good- all the time.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
As you continue to read through Psalms on your own remember to reread the middle passage of each Psalm to find the heard of the matter. Note that Hebrew writers often used the literary technique where they put the most important content of the Psalm in the center [Reference: NIV Discover God’s Heart Devotional Bible]. As you read through Psalms this month be sure to read the center of the Psalm after reading through it the first time to get to the heart of the matter.
And now a quick reminder about Advent. The Advent 2015 series is posted on the blog- I may add to it between now and Advent, but the core content is there. I know it may seem early to be reminding you about Advent, but last year many of you commented about how Advent sort of came out left field smack in the middle of Thanksgiving and that you wished you had more time to prepare for Advent.
This year Advent begins on November 29, 2015- the Sunday after Thanksgiving. If you are going to incorporate the Advent display into your Thanksgiving, either as part of your decor or inviting guests to make their own advent displays after dinner, consider this your 90-day reminder to get those items together. I’ll work an Advent display idea into the Weekend Weave (Saturday blog posts) between now and Advent so you can be thinking about what items you may want to pull together.