Summer of Psalms

June 18, 2020

By Elder Tim Corcoran

Ps 118:14-18

14 The Lord is my strength and my song;  he has become my salvation.

15 Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous:
“The right hand of the Lord does valiantly,

16  the right hand of the Lord exalts,  the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!”

17 I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.

18 The Lord has disciplined me severely,  but he has not given me over to death.

What does this tell me about God?  That he provides salvation and is worthy of praise for that.  God's actions are valiant- brave, showing courage and determination.  Even in times of strife, I trust in God who does good and acts valiantly.  My belief is in the Lord, who gives eternal salvation.
To "recount the deeds of the Lord" reminds us that God's purpose for us is to glorify him by retelling what he has done in our lives and through history.
"The Lord has disciplined me" to me means that everything may not be enjoyable, but will be to the benefit of me and the kingdom in the end.

Keep up the summer giving thanks challenge that was introduced at the beginning of June.
We will continue through July 31.
Every day, send a text or email to someone who will keep you accountable.
In that simple daily message, note two things:
1) a truth about God to give thanks, and 2) something else for which you are thankful.

Erin Bird Lead Pastor - Riverwood Church

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