2022 Day 144 – Psalms 108-110

2022 Day 144 – Psalms 108-110

The Psalmist begged God to save him from his enemies.  “Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to your steadfast love! Let them know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!” (Psalms 109:26-27)  In another Psalm he reminded us that with God on our side there was no need to fear.  “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalms…

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2022 Day 143 – 2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21-22; Psalm 30

2022 Day 143 – 2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21-22; Psalm 30

God’s Word records several mistakes that David made in his life.  Also recorded is evidence of his penitent heart.  “And David said to God, ‘I have sinned greatly in that I have done this thing. But now, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.’” (1 Chronicles 21:8)  He did not want everyone else to have to suffer because of his own sin.  “And David said to God, ‘Was it not I who gave command…

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2022 Day 142 – Psalms 95, 97-99

2022 Day 142 – Psalms 95, 97-99

According to the Psalmist there are things that God provides for those who live righteously.  “Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart.” (Psalms 97:11)  Peter tells us that this joy we have with Christ is beyond description.  “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of…

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2022 Day 141 – 2 Samuel 22-23; Psalm 57

2022 Day 141 – 2 Samuel 22-23; Psalm 57

Psalm 57 is said to be written by David when he fled from King Saul into the cave. His life was in danger, but he knew where to gain strength. “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by.” (Psalms 57:1 NKJV) We may not be fearful of someone taking our life as David was,…

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2022 Day 140 – Psalms 5, 38, 41-42

2022 Day 140 – Psalms 5, 38, 41-42

Part of a song that we sometimes sing comes from the words of Psalm 42.  “As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God.” (Psalms 42:1)  It is not known for sure, but David may be the writer of this Psalm.  How great would it be if we all could be writers of these words and truly mean it.  That strong of a desire to live a life with God would be hard to hide….

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2022 Day 139 – 2 Samuel 19-21

2022 Day 139 – 2 Samuel 19-21

In 2 Samuel chapter 22 we read a song of David praising God for His deliverance of David from his enemies.  This song is also in Psalms 18 with some slight differences.  One of the things David is thanking God for is making his walk easier.  “For you are my lamp, O LORD, and my God lightens my darkness.” (2 Samuel 22:29)  “He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights.” (2 Samuel 22:34)  “You gave…

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2022 Day 138 – Psalms 26, 40, 58, 61-62, 64

2022 Day 138 – Psalms 26, 40, 58, 61-62, 64

David made his share of mistakes, but he knew where salvation could be found.  “But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the LORD!” (Psalms 40:16)  David’s words remind us that salvation is available to everyone, but it requires us to seek God by studying and following His word.  If we consider all He has done for us, we should want to do what this verse encourages us…

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2022 Day 137 – 2 Samuel 16-18

2022 Day 137 – 2 Samuel 16-18

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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2022 Day 136 – Psalms 3-4, 12-13, 28, 55

2022 Day 136 – Psalms 3-4, 12-13, 28, 55

David had the best sleeping medicine known to man.  In Psalms 4:8 we read “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”  We can know just as David did that no matter what happens, God is in control.  He gives us life on this earth, but even more wonderful is the life we can have with Him in heaven one day if we follow His word.  (Psalms 3:8)  “Salvation belongs…

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2022 Day 135 – 2 Samuel 13-15

2022 Day 135 – 2 Samuel 13-15

David’s own son Absalom conspired against his father to take over as king.  He gained power and then he had soldiers go out to try and kill David.  In the battle, Absalom was killed by some of David’s men even though that is not what he had commanded them to do.  “And the king ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” And all the people heard when the king gave orders to…

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