Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bonus Reading, Psalms

A Prayer from Exile   

Today's reading is an emotional plea from the people exiled in Babylon.  The chosen people ask if God will ever remember the covenant with them -- especially watching the actions of the foreign invaders who desecrated the Temple and taunted the name of God.

The Babylonians believe that they are more powerful than any God of the defeated Jews.  The Jews in exile, however, remember the power of God, who created the universe.  They hope for a day when God will demonstrate this power against the Babylonians on behalf of the Jews.

Read Psalm 74  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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