Day 17: The Shape of My Bible

A Bible teacher once told us that you can tell a lot about a person’s favorite book of the Bible by looking at the pages when the book is closed. If you read a particular book more than another, or a particular part of the Bible more than another, you’ll notice that the pages are rougher, that they have a discoloration or have lost their gold or silver lining.

He then went on to tell us to look at our Grandparent’s Bible and most likely they would be reading Psalms. He said a lot of elderly read Psalms because they talk about hope in times of dispair.

We all took turns looking at each other’s Bibles trying to guess the other’s favorite book. Mine was and is hands down Psalms…

So maybe I am like this stereotypical elderly person my teacher talked about. But I think its most likely because Psalms talks so much about trusting God.

“…the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory….
O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!” 
Psalm 84:11-12

“Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.” Psalm 2:12

It talks about how God fights for us.

Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them. Psalm 35:6

And they teach us how to pray. (thats what the psalms are after all!)

I love the imagery of God fighting for me.

And I need daily reminders that I should trust in God. Trust is something I struggle with.

I love the Psalms. In my prayer journal I always include a psalms that I have read. I find comfort, joy, and hope in the psalms no matter what is going on my life.

What book is your favorite book of the Bible?

 

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