Today’s passage: Psalm 41
- With greater responsibilities and greater wealth come unique challenges. Riches and power do not make life easy.
- It is important to remember in reading the Davidic Psalms that God had appointed David to be king of His chosen people Israel. For David to seek to repay his enemies and not see them triumph over him is a little different than for you and me.
- David learned that the One who cares for the poor and for kings alike is the Lord, and all desperately need Him the same.
Questions to consider:
- Where must we find our safety and integrity? If we trust in the world and in people alone, what would eventually happen?
- How would hoping in the “empty words” of man cause us anxiety and hurt? How are we sometimes tempted to share “empty words” in order to fake peace with others?
- Why was David right to praise God even before he saw his enemies fall? How is all of this going to end for those who are in Christ Jesus? (1 Corinthians 15:50-57)