Every Preparation Day (Friday before Shabbat) we busy ourselves rushing to ready our homes and meal for Shabbat. We're often so busy that we can lose sight of the purpose and blessings of Shabbat. A couple of years ago I got into the habit of prayerfully reading the Tehillim each day. It has truly blessed my life. Within those songs are strength, comfort, peace, and rejoicing. They are a reminder to us that no matter what is going on in our lives that The Eternal watches over us. I hope that sometime during your busy Preparation Day that you will take some time with the Tehillim. It is with this in mind that I have started this blog, which are insights into each song, posted every Friday morning. Shabbat Shalom!
By In the Shade of the Tent | February 01, 2013 at 04:12 PM EST | No Comments
When YHWH restores the captivity of His nation, Jacob will exult, Israel will rejoice. Tehillim 14:7
Sin abounds. More and more people say in their hearts, "There is no God." They are corrupt, and practice abominations. David was writing about what he saw in his time, but he could very easily be talking about today. The world has forgotten The Eternal. However there is a remnant. We live in exile. He gazes upon the earth and to see who seeks after Him and follows His ways, and we will be gathered together when He restores the captivity of His people.
May you be found faithful in that day.
Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock whence you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.