Day 124 – February 10, 2024: I Chronicles 6-10 and Psalm 27

Arguably Psalm 27 is my favorite Psalm. A fair warning is that I have a number of favorite psalms, but 27 is on the very, very short list. The quote that I can’t keep out of my head is seen in verses 13-14: “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” That means here on this earth people. Do we believe that we will see God’s hand at work here and now, or are we relegating God’s work to the promise of eternal life. This Psalm tells us that we ought to believe, and blessed is he who believes, that we will see the glory of the Lord here and now. But then we are given a hint on how to experience the glory of the Lord. It is quite simple, look at vs. 14: “Wait for the Lord, be strong, and let your heart take courage, wait for the Lord.” Nothing quite as exquisite in all of Scripture as what we find here.

Chronicles does Chronicles, and ends with the death of Saul and the coronation of David. Not much narrative of import besides that.

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