December 23 – Daily Notes – Amanda

crying out

When was the last time you cried out to God? In today’s psalm, David cries out because Saul has chased after him for a while, trying to kill him. At times, our suffering and difficulty are exhausting and seem never ending. You’re not alone. And like he did for David, God will come through for you too.

Zechariah 4:1-5:11:

  • 1-7 – Clearly it was not going to be through merely physical effort that God’s purposes would be accomplished. It was by God’s spirit working through Zerubbabel’s words that ultimately did so.
  • 8-10 – Zerubbabel was charged with rebuilding the temple. God blessed its completion.

Revelation 14:1-20:

  • 1-5 – A special song of praise was reserved for the 144,000 righteous ones who were set apart.
  • 13 – Traditionally, Jews believed death was a separation from God. This suggests that now death is a good thing because one can rest.
  • 14 – Son of man is a term Jesus used for himself.
  • 15-20 – This seems to be another removal of the unfaithful.

Psalm 142:1-7:

  • David is crying out to God in the midst of Saul’s attempts to murder David. This chase lasted a long time and must have been exhausting for David.

Proverbs 30:21-23:

  • 21-23 – These are all shifts from a lowly state to a far more respected and accepted one. The earth would tremble because it’s so foreign from the way the earth typically works.

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