Archive for January 2019
Don’t Stress, Don’t Fret
Psalm 37: 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm. Fretting goes beyond worry to include getting white hot about it. Fretting is just short of being so effected it’s to the point of being out of control. The initial response to such situations is giving the situation to the Lord…Read More
Psalm 37:3, 4 Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. When David penned these words is not clear, however he clearly had thoughts as to why the ungodly were prospering and the…Read More
Psalm 36: 9 For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light. When we’re with God refreshment is ever present. With divine refreshment we’re renewed and revived, that’s particularly welcomed in the humdrum of life; but also in the unexpected challenges. There is yet another benefit of the refreshing “fountain of…Read More
Psalm 35:18 I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among many people. Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness And of Your praise all the day long. In the throes of being assailed, accusations hurled, reputation ruined we have at least two options by which to…Read More
Affliction Comes, Deliverance Commissioned
Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. Being inundated by afflictions of all sorts will come to the saint of God, even when they are pursuing righteous causes and purposes. Coming to faith doesn’t exempt us from attacks of the enemy, in fact they intensify them. …Read More
He Sees & He Hears
Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. So often we read over again in the Psalms and other scriptures the proximity of Lord’s eyes and His ears. When we receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, He makes us “the righteousness of…Read More
You Seek, He Hears, Your Delivered!
Psalm 34: 4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. The word “sought” in this verse could be accurately translated “worship”. What we seek, we worship! When we worship Him, His ears take note and He responds. We benefit as His response is liberation, being delivered from…Read More
Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Reading this opening line knowing what David had just been through is so encouraging; having feigned being a mad man so as not to be captured. He was being pursued, chased, hunted; in those “now” moments continued to bless and…Read More
Can The USA Be Blessed Again?
Psalm 33:12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. In the midst of the political chaos, strife and division in our nation, one might ask the question “Can the USA be blessed again?” When the focus is on all the ilk’s and woes, one would be hard…Read More
Psalm 32: 1, 2 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. The setting for this Psalm of David is post-transgression with the sordid circumstances of the sin with Bathsheba; which some scholars believe lasted for up to…Read More