Re: Verse reading–Psalm 69 (day four)
Psalm 69 is one of the most quoted psalms in the New Testament.  In most instances, it is related to Christ and His relationship with unbelievers.  It foreshadows Christ…it is messianic.  David suffered persecution and hatred and it painted a picture of what Christ would endure at the hands of the world.  All believers can gain encouragement from this psalm when they face persecution for their faith.  David experienced these events before Christ and looked forward toward Christ.  Likewise, we often experience suffering, persecution, and hatred because of our faith in Christ.  Ours is after Christ.  Did we think we might escape all of this?  Did we think that we would only experience circumstantial happiness and encouragement from the world?  The word used in the New Testament is not ‘if’, but ‘when’.  2 Corinthians 6 says we are to give no cause for offense in anything, so that the gospel will not be discredited.  How are we doing as servants of God?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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