Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Psalms

Daily Do What God Daily Does

PSALM 138:1-2 – I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  DAILY DO WHAT GOD DAILY…

To Know the Lord, Be Still Before the Lord

PSALM 46:10-11 – Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  TO KNOW THE LORD, BE STILL BEFORE THE LORD.  Ask any true Christian this question, “What is…

Prone To Wander

PSALM 119:5 – Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!   THEME OF THE DAY:  PRONE TO WANDER.  Psalm 119 is the greatest exposition of the Bible.  It is a portion of scripture all about scripture. It is also a great place to fuel devotion to the Word of God.  Read it often and sense the heart of…

The Power of Praise

  PSALM 119:164 – Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THE POWER OF PRAISE.  First, we need to dismiss two things about today’s scripture.  The Psalmist is not assigning a “quota” on his praise. It isn’t rigid formality that is saying, “Okay, Lord, I am going to praise You seven times today.” …

The Gift of Suffering

PSALM 119:67 – Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THE GIFT OF SUFFERING.  I wonder how many of us would answer my following statement with an affirming and resounding “Yes, I knew that and I do embrace my seasons of suffering as such.”  Now the statement backed up by the…