Reading this week: Psalm 69
One of the most often quoted of the Psalms, Psalm 69 is Messianic, reflecting the prayer of the suffering servant (and so, the Suffering Servant). This week, look for what Psalm 69 teaches us about the love of Jesus.
Monday: Psalm 69:1-5, The prayer of desperation
The opening of this prayer reflects the heart of desperation and repentance. How does David’s desperation lead to his repentance? What does David’s repentance teach you about the sin in our own lives?
Tuesday: Psalm 69:6-12, The prayer of the suffering servant
In these verses, the psalmist shares the feelings of isolation that can accompany the servant of God. Jesus felt the ultimate in desertion for our sake. How does David’s “zeal for [God’s] house” led to insults? What do you learn from David’s and Jesus’ response to insults?
Wednesday: Psalm 69: 13-18, The prayer of the confident
David appeals to God’s goodness and loyal love for his deliverance. Why is David so sure that God will deliver him? When have you had this kind of confidence in God’s love?
Thursday: Psalm 69:19-21, On the cross
Matthew alludes to these verses in Matthew 27:48, when Jesus was offered vinegar while on the cross. What “gall” or “vinegar” has the world offered you? How did God provide when you were most in need of his comfort?
Friday: Psalm 69:22-28, The high cost of sin
Sin carries its own cost, even before God’s judgment is factored in. What impact has the curse had on your life and family? How have both God’s righteousness and justice been reflected in your response to sin?
Saturday: Psalm 69:29-36, The song of praise
David completes his prayer with words of praise and invites heaven and earth to join his song! How has God’s work led to praise in your life this week? Whom are you inviting to join this praise choir?