Today’s passage: Psalm 17
- If you read this Psalm and thought, “No one could be that good!” … Good.
- No one can say they have lived life with their feet having never slipped.
- It would be pretty lofty of me to think that I am the apple of God’s eye…
- There is only one who could accurately make these claims. Jesus Christ.
- The reason why we could pray a prayer like this is because Christ’s righteousness has been put to our account.
- God is not absent from our problems. He is like a lion ready to pounce.
Questions to consider:
- How does our understanding of the Gospel and our standing in Christ help us to think rightly about justice in our own lives when things don’t seem fair? Why might we be less prone to complain?
- How could the material successes of those who love the world actually prove to be an encouragement to us? What does it remind David of in this Psalm? (Verses 14-15)
- If God doesn’t seem to be pouncing like a lion on the problem I want Him to take away, what things might I need to reconsider? How might my view of the problem be different than God’s?