2019 Day 258 – Psalms 72-74

2019 Day 258 – Psalms 72-74

God has promised us that everything will work together for good for everyone who loves Him. (Romans 8:28)  He does not promise us that those who love Him will have the most earthly wealth.  The Psalmist shares some thoughts in the 73rd Psalm that may be familiar to us.  “For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” (Psalms 73:3)  He continues on with the thought that following God was vanity and that he could…

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2019 Day 257 – Psalms 69-71

2019 Day 257 – Psalms 69-71

In the Psalms David wrote many words that showed the love and respect he had for our Heavenly Father.  He realized that God knew all and was in control of all.  “O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you.” (Psalms 69:5)  Even though God knows all the mistakes we make, His love for us is still greater than we can comprehend.  “But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At…

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2019 Day 256 – Psalms 66-68

2019 Day 256 – Psalms 66-68

The Psalmist shared his experience with prayer to God.  “Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul.  I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.  If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.  But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.  Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer…

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2019 Day 255 – Psalms 63-65

2019 Day 255 – Psalms 63-65

So often in Psalms we read words credited to David that show a humble heart.  “Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed.” (Psalms 65:1)  David made his share of mistakes, but he knew where to find the only hope of forgiveness.  “When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions.” (Psalms 65:3)  The atonement is available to us, but it requires our turning away from that sin.  “Repent ye therefore, and be…

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2019 Day 254 – Psalms 60-62

2019 Day 254 – Psalms 60-62

We all want people in our lives who we can depend on when we have trouble.  David had his share of people who turned against him, but he knew that no matter how many times he was betrayed by a man he always had the best source of help available.  “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. (Psalms 60:11 KJV)  The ESV translates this verse a little differently, “Oh, grant us help against the foe, for…

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2019 Day 253 – Psalms 57-59

2019 Day 253 – Psalms 57-59

The chapter we have as Psalm 59 are some of David’s writing about King Saul sending men out to watch his house in order to kill him.  He describes this enemy and their plans of evil toward him.  Mixed in with the descriptions of them are David’s prayer to God for help.  His words show that no matter what happened, he knew God was in control of everything.  “But you, O LORD, laugh at them; you hold all the nations in derision.” (Psalms…

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2019 Day 252 – Psalms 54-56

2019 Day 252 – Psalms 54-56

The Psalmist reminds us that no matter what struggles we have on this earth, nothing is beyond God’s power to control.  “Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalms 55:22)  He also reminds us that God will handle our fears as well.  “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What…

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2019 Day 251 – Psalms 51-53

2019 Day 251 – Psalms 51-53

Nathan told David a story of a rich man needing a lamb to feed to his guests and instead of using one of his own, he killed a poor man’s only lamb.  David got angry towards the rich man in the story, but did not realize that Nathan was comparing his killing of Uriah to this rich man’s killing the lamb.  “Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘I anointed you king…

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2019 Day 250 – Psalms 48-50

2019 Day 250 – Psalms 48-50

In chapter 49 the Psalmist reminds us that riches of this world are not to be envied nor feared.  “Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me, those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?” (Psalms 49:6)  Money is necessary for us to live, but the pursuit of great riches has the same end for everyone who strives for it.  “For he sees that even the…

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2019 Day 249 – Psalms 45-47

2019 Day 249 – Psalms 45-47

Psalm 46 is one that is not attributed to David.  It is not known for sure what event was the reason for the writing, but it is fitting for us even today.  Verse 1 describes God as our refuge and strength and a very present help in trouble.  Twice in the chapter He is described as our fortress.  All of these things He is for us today if we will just go to Him with humble hearts in prayer and…

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