Psalms

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“My times are in Your hand” (Psalms 31:15 NKJV).

February 8, 2020

WHAT’S ON YOUR CALENDAR TODAY? David put his trust in the Lord, even in the timing of things. He trusted that the time of his birth, death, and every appointment in between was in God’s hands. Therefore, he was able to endure seasons of suffering and difficulty, knowing that every season has a beginning, a

“For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me” (Psalms 31:3 NKJV).

February 7, 2020

PRAYING ACCORDING TO GOD’S GREAT NAME David declared the Lord as his “rock,” the firm foundation on which he stood, and his “fortress,” the impenetrable protection that always surrounded him. It was this strong declaration of faith that led David to ask even more from the Lord. “Therefore,” David said. The word “therefore” is like

“The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1 NKJV).

January 29, 2020

ARE YOU OWNER OR STEWARD? This Davidic psalm begins with an announcement of God’s ownership of everything and everyone. Believing that God is owner and that we are stewards, servants of God caring for His creation, is a life-changing principle. Many Christians claim to believe this, yet they behave as if their stuff is really

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Psalm 22:1 NKJV).

January 26, 2020

THE FORSAKEN MESSIAH This Davidic psalm begins with the question that Jesus cried out at the end. David surely wrote this psalm with his own feeling, yet I wonder how much awareness he had that he was describing the Messiah’s death. Did the Spirit awaken him at night to feel the agony of crucifixion: “I

“I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me” (Psalm 3:5 NKJV).

January 3, 2020

THE GIFT OF SUSTAINING SLEEP Anyone who has experienced a sleepless night filled with worry and fear knows what a gift it is to be able to lay down and sleep. David understood this. For he had spent many a sleepless night as a young man hiding from Saul. Now, as an old man, when

“Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power” (Psalm 145:4 NLT).

December 26, 2019

GOD DOES NOT HAVE GRANDCHILDREN Each generation must respond to the gospel for themselves in order to believe and become children of God. The faith must be passed on like a baton in a relay race. The Israelites who took possession of the Promised Land were faithful, but they neglected the command to pass their

“Yes, joyful are those who live like this! Joyful indeed are those whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 144:15 NLT).

December 25, 2019

MAY THE JOY OF THE LORD BE YOURS THIS CHRISTMAS! David concluded this psalm saying, “Joyful are those who live like this!” But what condition was he describing? Surely he was describing the life of those whose God is the Lord and therefore live under His blessing. David listed five blessings that he sought from

“Lift your hands toward the sanctuary, and praise the Lord” (Psalms 134:2 NLT).

December 15, 2019

BRING YOUR WORSHIP WITH YOU THIS SUNDAY! Psalm 134 is the last of the 15 “Psalms of Ascent,” which were written to be sung by pilgrims as they climbed up Mount Zion to worship at the Temple in Jerusalem. Singing these worship songs made the journey more joyful and helped them get their praise on

“The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Psalms 118:6 NLT).

November 19, 2019

HOW BIG AND HOW LOVING IS YOUR GOD? Why should the child of God fear anything? What is so great or terrible that it should trouble the believer’s heart with anxiety? Let us join with the apostle Paul who asks the rhetorical question, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31).

“Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord? Who can ever praise him enough?” (Psalm 106:2 NLT).

November 6, 2019

WHO CAN EVER PRAISE THE LORD ENOUGH? The Psalmist’s questions beg the answer, “No one.” How can we number the glorious actions of our God? He is omnipotent and eternal. Who knows what He has done, is doing, or will do? A list of these miracles would needs be infinite too. And how can we