Psalming into the new
I’m having the most fun thinking about the Psalms and how God gave us visuals in the New Testament through His Son, Jesus. I think I could spend several months discovering the beautiful images of His love and provision.
Here are just a few examples of what I found….
“Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let those who love Your salvation say continually, ‘The Lord be magnified!” ~ Psalm 40:16 (NASB)
“Zaccheus was trying to see who Jesus was, and was unable because of the crowd, for he was small in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way. When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and said to him, ‘Zaccheus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house.’ And he hurried and came down and received Him gladly. …And Jesus said to him, ’Today salvation has come to this house, …for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” ~ Luke 19:3-10 (NASB)
“He calms the storm, so that its waves are still.” ~ Psalm 107:29 (NKJV)
“Jesus stood up and commanded the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind stopped, and it became completely calm.” ~ Mark 4:39 (NCV)
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.” ~ Psalm 103:2-3 (NASB)
“The news about Jesus spread all over Syria, and people brought all the sick to him. They were suffering from different kinds of diseases. Some were in great pain, some had demons, some were epileptics, and some were paralyzed. Jesus healed all of them.” ~ Matthew 4:24 (NCV)
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” ~ Psalm 23:1 (NKJV)
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” ~ John 10:11 (NKJV)
“For He looked down from His holy height; from heaven the Lord gazed upon the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to set free those who were doomed to death.” ~ Psalm 102:19-20 (NASB)
Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” ~ Luke 4:18-19 (NIV)
“He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The Lord frees the prisoners.” ~ Psalm 146:7 (NLT)
“…Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, looked up toward heaven, and blessed them. Then, breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave the bread to the disciples, who distributed it to the people. They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. About 5,000 men were fed that day, in addition to all the women and children!” ~ Matthew 14:19-21 (NLT) “… if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” ~ John 8:36 (NKJV)
“He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.” ~ Psalm 18:16 (KJV)
Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. ~ Matthew 14:28-32 (NASB)
“He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them.” ~ Psalm 145:19 (NASB)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” ~ John 3:16-17 (NASB) “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” ~ Luke 19:10 (NASB)
I love discovering the beauty of God’s word and the beauty of The Word. Jesus reveals the facets of God’s love to us through scripture and the loving fulfillment of scripture.
Would you be willing to take time over the next few days to dig into the Psalms and look for corresponding visuals given through Jesus? I guarantee it will be a fun adventure and very worth your time. Have fun discovering!
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank You for the unending, amazing, wonderful discoveries we can make when we enjoy and study what You have revealed throughout the ages.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom,….” ~ Colossians 3:16 (NKJV)
From One Lit Step: Devotions for your journey by Lisa Buffaloe https://amzn.to/2XowcDS
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Amen and Amen. Love God’s promises. He never failed me yet. Love and hugs to you my friend. XOXOX
God’s promises and His Word are the best, sweet Tess! Love and BIG hugs to you, sweet friend! XOXOXO