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 | July 11, 2014 at 04:31 PM EDT | No Comments
Adonai looks out from heaven;
he sees every human being;
from the place where he lives
he watches everyone living on earth,
he who fashioned the hearts of them all
and understands all they do. v. 13-15
There are times in our lives when we feel alone and persecuted; or perhaps we are in despair because of a repeated failure. That feeling of hopelessness is used by the enemy to spiritually strangle us. We need to always remember that our God, is one who knows our strengths and weaknesses. He knew us in the womb, (Psalm 139:13; Jeremiah 1:5). He sees us, AND He understands. He knows your pain and what you are going through. Not only us but He alsoHe knows the plans our enemies make and the traps they set. He causes them to fall into the pit they have dug for us! (vs. 10) Do not despair, because the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is with us, and those who trust in Him will never be disappointed. Those who fear Him will be rescued. The Eternal is the one who rescues when death threatens, and be keeps His children alive in famine.
May His name be praised!
May your mercy, Adonai, be over us because we put our hope in you. vs. 22
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.