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Daily Devotional | Who Do You Worship?

  • May 19, 2022 | Psalm 135:3
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The worship of idols was an important part of life for Israel’s neighbors. Skilled craftsmen created idols from the finest materials available. Priests would perform elaborate ceremonies to endow the idol with the presence of the god. The idol would then be treated as royalty. The object would be clothed and “fed” with the best, treated with awe and reverence.

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A Conversation with May's Devotional Author

From the Editor

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​Hello friends,

Why is it that in times of joy and sorrow, I find myself turning to the book of Psalms?

Maybe it’s because the psalms so beautifully express every emotion: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Let’s be honest, we’ve all experienced moments when we feel frail and fearful. We have been angry at the injustices of our world. And we’ve even asked God to punish our enemies. The psalms let us express all these emotions to God, but then help us look away from our own troubles and fix our eyes on Him. In these songs of praise, we also find beautiful expressions of worship. The psalms encourage us to wonder at God’s greatness, His provision, and His faithfulness.

If you’ve been studying with us for the past few years, you’ll realize that this is the final chapter of our four-study series on the Psalms. This month, we focus on book 5 of the Psalms, chapters 107 to 150. Our author, Dr. Ryan Cook will be our guide once again with a study that we hope will encourage and bless you!

Thank you for being a part of our Bible study.

Jamie Janosz
Managing Editor

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