day 26 (trek 2): put a psalm in my heart

Today we read two psalms – Psalm 69-70 – and draw two simple pictures connected with what we’ve read.

This morning, read Ps. 69. Since a large portion of vs. 21 is alluded to multiple times in the Gospels* (cf. Matt. 27.48; Mk 15.36; Jn. 19.28-29), I’ll sketch a container of poison in my Bible’s margin for this psalm.

“They gave me poison for food, and for my thirst they gave me sour wine to drink.” (69.21)

This evening, read Ps. 70. As I read this psalm the word “Aha!” captures my attention and so, so I’ll scratch out “Aha!” in large letters in my Bible.

“Let them turn back because of their shame who say, ‘Aha, Aha!'” (70.3)

* Portions of Ps. 69 are referenced by at least five different writers in the NT (vs. 4,9,21,22-23,25). This psalm clearly meant much to the early Christians.