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He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. Col. 1:28 NIV
9/24/20. Blog #15
The Book of Psalms is rich with encouragement, affirmation, and hope. The Psalms reveal life on an approachable level of understanding. Psalm 71 is just one of many that display this quality. The unknown writer reveals his confidence in God as he reflects on his life. He uses words like refuge, deliverance, and rock of habitation to describe God’s protection and provision. He goes on to mention the hope he has had in God since his youth and that the Lord had sustained Him in times of challenge. He also states that his life was one of quality and a noticeable difference from others. He uses the word regarding his life as one of “a marvel.”
A request is poised, “Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails.” It is almost written like he knew God would not. I think he was “just sayin.”
Praise and wonder are throughout this Psalm. He concludes by sharing with us some final statements. “Oh God, who is like You?” “I will praise Thee.” “My lips will shout.” “My soul which Thou has redeemed.”
It is a wonderful experience to approach Psalms with an anticipation of hearing soulish words that would enlighten and inspire us. We will all move forward in challenging times as we embrace the truths of Scripture that provoke confidence in the One who is the Author.
May the Lord Bless His Church