Psalms Meditation – July 24

“Open Your Mouth Wide”

Read Psalm 81

Perpetual festival is God’s will for his people. If our common lives don’t come up to that standard, the fault is not in the promises or intent of God but simple because “Israel would have none of me” (v. 11).

PRAYER: I haven’t asked enough from you, O God–I see that now. Remembering what you have promised and what you have done, I will rejoice in festival celebration, taking what you so generously give and sharing what you so joyously provide. In Jesus Christ. Amen.

by Eugene Peterson, “A Year with the Psalms” p. 94

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