Morning Watch Calendar

April 2020
This song seems to be about the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar.  The first part states the problem and the feelings clearly. Then the second part states just as clearly strong faith in God as Deliverer. The world is in this state today: “the enemy has damaged everything.” The world is crying, “How long, O Lord, till You come and redeem us?”
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We have now come to a songbook of Asaph songs, meaning ones written by the great song leader and also by his descendants. This one tells the story of the writer almost losing his faith because it seems the wicked are better off than the righteous. Doubts and questions are one thing, but this writer confesses that he let them take him all the way to bitterness. Then what happened? What was it that turned his heart around? What does he believe now, and what does he see the results will be?
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March 2020
This psalm sings God’s praises and reminds us that it is only God who can judge correctly, knowing all hearts. God will ultimately decide who is lifted up and who is put down—He is the only one who really knows, from the inside, which of us choose to live with Him forever and which choose to pay for our own sins instead of accepting Jesus.
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This writer sees God as working through the outcome of a battle to see that the right side wins. Which side does he see as “the right side”? We tend to think in terms of “us vs. them.” We are clearly the right side; they are clearly the wrong side. But look at your study verses. Who did God rise up to save? How can you help in this work?
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