Ephesians 5:18 exhorts believers to be filled with the Spirit of God. The evidence of this fullness is that believers are joyful (5:19), thankful (5:20), and submissive (5:21–6:9). These three characteristics of the believer controlled by God’s Spirit and God’s Word—and they are presented in Psalm 100 — “a Psalm for Thanksgiving.” The focus of this devotional will be upon the five parts of thanksgiving.
How often have you heard it said, "Contracts were made to be broken." This self-serving morality dominates politics, businesses, and relationships. When there is no longer any sense of justice, moral responsibility, or accountability, the societal order and individual relationships collapse and injustice emerges. Psalm 7 addresses the issue of injustice.
In Psalm 6, David prays to God for healing as well as deliverance from his enemies. David prays all through the night for healing. He expresses his battle with severe pain and deep depression yet at the same time expresses his faith and relief in God’s presence. As we come to this psalm, we learn that when illness strikes, to cry out to God for healing balancing that request with an appeal for God’s perfect will to be done.
Psalm 49 deals with the age old question, “Why do the wicked seem to prosper?” Yet, the psalmist present something that both the wicked and righteous, all have in common — death. Indeed death is the great equalizer. So, the psalmist contemplates the effect death has on both the wicked and righteous. In doing so, he give consolation for the oppressed.