Week of November 26 - Day 1

Scripture to Memorize: Psalm 104:33-34

33 I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;
    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him,
    for I rejoice in the Lord.

Day 1   Read: Psalm 104:1-4

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
    O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
2     covering yourself with light as with a garment,
    stretching out the heavens like a tent.
3 He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;
he makes the clouds his chariot;
    he rides on the wings of the wind;
4 he makes his messengers winds,
    his ministers a flaming fire.

Reflect: How many different ways does the psalmist praise the splendor of God? What specific examples are noted?

Consider: light—is a figurative representation of the glory of the invisible God (Matthew 17:2; 1 Timothy 6:16). Its use in this connection may refer to the first work of creation (Genesis 1:3).[1]

Respond: How do you describe God? Make an effort today to take note of the splendor of God all around you. Consider how you can use these thoughts to initiate conversations with others about who God is.

 

[1]  Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, vol. 1 (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997), 376.