Psalm 85:12 – Giving Good

Today’s Readings: Josh 13:1‐14:15, Luke 18:1‐17, Ps 85:1‐13, Prov 13:7‐8

Psalm 85:12 Yes, the Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.

Observations:

  • Context of the passage is praising God for forgiving sin and asking him to restore and revive his people.
  • The verse agrees with the character of God and claims future blessings.
  • God will give what is good.
  • God will give increase to his land.

We need to be careful to claim the promises that God gives to other people, in this case Israel, for ourselves.  At the same time, we know that God desires to give good gifts to all of his children (Matthew 7:11, Romans 8:28, James 1:9).  The Holy Spirit uses the Word of God to speak into our life.  Rebecca believes that God gave her this verse as she was praying over our dating relationships.  It now hangs on the wall of our bedroom.

Apply:  Rebecca and I are at a marriage retreat as we seek to make a good thing better.  I want to consciously remind myself of this verse and God’s desire to bless our future.

Do you have a verse that you believe God has given you for this stage in your life?

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