Interesting Conditions | Edgewater Lutheran Church

March 14, 2022 Joshua LeBorious

Interesting Conditions

Interesting Conditions

Psalm 70-73

Psalm 71 contains a fascinating verse. The Psalmist prays in Psalm 71:18 saying, “O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.” He is so focused on his mission, the mission to glorify God and to pass his faith on to future generations, that it is the condition for his prayer. His bucket list consists not of experiences he wants to have or things he wants to try, it is only that he would be able to witness God to a future generation.

I think our focus is often much more self-centered. We all have a list of things we want to do, accomplishments we want to achieve, but frequently being a witness to our community and to future generations isn’t on that list – much less at the top of it. The Psalmist gives us a powerful example of getting our priorities straight and having our focus be, first and foremost, on the glory of God and on bringing more people to kneel before His throne.

Today’s B.I.B.L.E. Takeaways:

Blessings from God

The Psalmist here is praying to God, which is an incredible freedom to have.

Instructions for Us

Psalm 71:18 gives us some encouragement to check our priorities.

Biblical Connections

This story does not directly connect with other parts of the Bible, other than being part of a continuous story.

Laborious Understandings

Nothing in these verses strikes me as particularly difficult to deal with.

Enjoyable Passages

Psalm 71:18 is a powerful verse worth keeping on our hearts and in our minds.

Topics to Pray About:

  • Thank God for doing wonderful things in our lives
  • Confess to God the times that you prioritize things other than Him
  • Ask for God to bless your influence as a witness to the people around you

In His Service,

J. LeBorious