“I will praise thee more and more” (Psalms 71:14). What a marvelous answer is this to the inevitable encroachments upon life of age and infirmity. It is not a time for slowing down in the pursuit of holiness; it is not a time for leaving everything to the next generation; it is not a time for slackening zeal in our faithfulness to Christ and his Church. Indeed no! It is time for trusting God, “more and more.” It is time for greater fidelity, more loving devotion, and “more and more” constancy in our adherence to the “Faith once for all delivered to the saints.” —Burton Coffman
The psalm was written by a man in the time of old age.
The office is in flux as I prepare to move. A paperback copy of Oswald Chambers’s My Utmost for His Highest was within arm’s reach, so I checked the index of biblical references for a passage in Psalms, just in case. Not there. I noted that, out of 365 meditations, only nine used a text in Psalms for the Bible verse. It surprises me a bit. The Psalms is a go-to book for me in my devotional time. No big conclusion here, just an observation.
On the way to finishing up writing on the series on Psalm 119. I started it during our trip to the US, as a means to stay in touch with people here in Brazil. I missed a day or two, and the last several days as we prepared to return. After today, three sections remain to be done. In some form I’ll publish it, if not in print, then digitally, Lord willing.