UNTIL

Psalm 105: 19    Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the Lord tested him. When does one do “until” promises from God come to pass?  The life of Joseph is graphic illustration on “until”! Joseph was given dreams and visions throughout his life that seemed to be prompted by something other…

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Your Testimony

Psalm 105: 1   Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! It’s been said the problem with a testimony is that it requires a test!  If you‘ve passed a test, an especially difficult test joy floods not only your thoughts but your emotions as well.  When you’ve…

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Boundaries & Provision

Psalm 104: 9   You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, That they may not return to cover the earth. The Psalmist reminds us the sea has prescribed boundaries that have been established by the Lord that cannot be breached. As you read the balance of this Psalm you discover that protection…

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The Lord’s Pity ?

Psalm 103: 13, 14   As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust The first impression when hearing the word “pity” is almost depressing or condescending perception of someone; however that isn’t anywhere near what the Lord is unveiling here with David. …

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His Works or His Ways?

Psalm 103:7  He made known His ways to Moses, His acts (works) to the children of Israel. Leadership carries greater responsibility than those being led.  Aspiring to leadership is not only admirable, often times it’s the result of God’s prompting to venture into another realm, a place of greater responsibility.  With responsibility, the Lord grows…

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Remember

Psalm 103: 2  Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: David exhorts us to “bless the Lord” and to “forget not (i.e. remember) all His benefits.  What are those benefits? Our iniquities are forgiven; i.e. the inborn tendency toward sin.  His forgiveness doesn’t just address the surface issues of transgression but…

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Bare Before Him

Psalm 102: 17   He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, And shall not despise their prayer. Reading the word “destitute” the first impression is poverty or needy.  Yet the meaning is graphically different.  It means to be “bare” or if you will be open, transparent and vulnerable. God promises if we don’t try to…

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The Gaze of God

Psalm 101: 6   My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, That they may dwell with me; He who walks in a perfect way, He shall serve me. When I first met Kathy in college, there was something that prompted me to want her attention.  There wasn’t anything too crazy that it kept me…

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Be Thankful

Psalm 100:4   Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. There’s an imperative in this famous Psalm that may surprise you.  “Be thankful”!  The word in the Hebrew carries the idea of a knowing intimacy.  In fact, the word is translated numerous times when…

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In Awesome Company

Psalm 99: 6  Moses and Aaron were among His priests, And Samuel was among those who called upon His name; They called upon the Lord, and He answered them. You can be in the same company with three of God’s chosen priests; Moses, Aaron and Samuel. The qualification for joining that elite trio is recognizing and…

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