Here’s the three-step plan for today:
- Pick some times across today to be in your Bible;
- read these psalms during those times: Psalm 98-101;
- and sketch something in your Bible’s margin regarding each of these four psalms.
Morning. Ps. 98. I’ll sketch a pair of hands clapping.
“Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.” (98.8-9)
Afternoon. Ps. 99-100. I’ll draw either a cherubim (that might require some imagination and/or research!) or the ground splitting open (as if from an earthquake). I’ll also draw a sheep.
“The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!” (99.1)
“Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” (100.3)
Night. Ps. 101. I’ll write out the word “Pssst!” (as if for a prelude to a secreted whisper).
“Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure.” (101.5)