This may be what comes to mind when you think of “confession”, but today’s psalm is one of confession and is not given through a screen to a priest. Instead, this psalm shows us David pouring out the sins of his hear to God and ultimately remembering God as his hope and salvation. What if we approached confession that way today?
- Though these eating instructions may seem tedious, it is good for us to have order and design of what we can and cannot do. And, as we’ve said before, following the instructions allowed the Israelites to remain clean and able to be in the presence of God.
- The differences between clean and unclean are based on what is good for us. This is somewhat reminiscent of when God gave the garden to Adam and Eve but designated one tree as not good for them.
- 28 – Clearly Jesus’ reputation preceded him if she had that much confidence in just touching his garment.
- 30 – Jesus had great perception of his connection to God and his power that came from him because he knew when any left him.
- 34 – Faith is often attributed with effectiveness in healing, miraculous acts, etc.
- 35-43 – The first time we read of Jesus raising someone from the dead. Certainly Jairus had lost hope. Once again, Jesus tells them to keep quiet.
- A Psalm that is helpful when we need to confess. Note that it still ends in praise addressing God as “my salvation”.