We read six more brief psalms today: Psalm 126-131. Let’s do like we did yesterday: reading the first pair of psalms this morning, the middle pair around noon, and the last two tonight.
I’ll sketch a bundle of sheaves, a quiver full of arrows, a vine, a plow, a check mark, and an hourglass.
This morning. Psalm 126-127. Bundle of sheaves and a quiver full of arrows.
“He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.” (126.6)
“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” (127.4-5)
Noon. Psalm 128-129. Vine and plow.
“Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.” (128.3-4)
“The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.” (129.3)
This evening. Psalm 130-131. Check mark and hour glass.
“If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?” (130.3)
“O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.” (131.3)