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“I rise at midnight to thank you” (Psalms 119:62 NLT).

November 24, 2022

RISING UP TO GIVE THANKS Psalm 119 was written as a tribute to God’s Word. Written as an acrostic poem based on the Hebrew alphabet, the psalmist described the many ways he was thankful for God’s righteous law. His thoughts concerning God’s revealed Word were so wonderful that he arose at a time when most

“Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word” (Psalm 119:37 NLT).

November 23, 2022

A PRAYER FOR GOD’S PERSPECTIVE The psalmist asked the Lord to help him turn his eyes from “worthless things,” so that his life might be revived by following God’s perspective. He recognized his temptation to focus on things that do not last and to spend his life pursuing them. And in the process of pursuing

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

November 19, 2022

HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD? The psalmist’s view of God was greater than his fear of man, therefore he did not fear. Why should the child of God fear anything? What is so great or terrible that it should trouble the believer’s heart with anxiety? The apostle Paul seems to be thinking of this verse

“The people refused to enter the pleasant land, for they wouldn’t believe his promise to care for them. Instead, they grumbled in their tents and refused to obey the Lord” (Psalm 106:24-25 NLT).

November 7, 2022

DO YOU HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE OR GRUMBLING? It wasn’t external enemies that kept the Israelites out of the Promised Land. It was their own internal strife and grumbling among themselves. They complained about the food. They complained against their leader, Moses. They complained against going into the Promised Land. But really they were

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants” (Psalm 89:14 NLT).

October 20, 2022

WHO CAN APPROACH THE THRONE OF GOD? The throne of a human king or judge is elevated by wood or stone and often ornamented by gold and silver to suggest their authority and judgment. But the foundation of the Lord’s throne is “righteousness and justice.” His throne is elevated by His character, which is pure

“O Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out to you by day. I come to you at night. Now hear my prayer; listen to my cry” (Psalm 88:1-2 NLT).

October 18, 2022

THE PERSISTENT PRAYER FOR GOD’S PRESENCE The Lord is the God of salvation. Yet it is by placing our faith in His Son, Christ Jesus, that we are able to call Him “my” salvation. In Christ, we that were far away, have now been brought near. Although we may feel at times as the psalmist

“How good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do” (Psalm 73:28 NLT).

October 1, 2022

NEARER MY GOD TO THEE The psalmist wrote on the goodness of being near to God and finding shelter under His sovereign care. He declared his desire to “tell everyone” about the “wonderful” deeds of the Lord. Do you know the goodness of being near the Lord? Why not take a moment right now to

“I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer” (Psalms 63:4 NLT).

September 19, 2022

DAVID’S SWEET PSALM OF PRAYER AND PRAISE David made a commitment to praise and pray to the Lord all the days of his life. The superscription of this psalm states that David was in the wilderness of Judah when he wrote it. Many scholars believe it was written during the time he was hiding from

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him” (Psalms 62:5 NLT).

September 18, 2022

HOW DO WE LET ALL THAT WE ARE WAIT QUIETLY ON GOD? Do many distracting thoughts and conflicting opinions seem to be battling it out within your mind? You try to quiet them, so that you can hear the Lord, but the cacophony remains. What do you do? Ask the Lord to help you, so

“Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins” (Psalm 51:1 NLT).

September 7, 2022

THE UNFAILING LOVE AND GREAT COMPASSION OF OUR GOD David prayed for God’s mercy and forgiveness after being confronted with his sin with Bathsheba. He did not ask for God’s mercy based on himself, but according to God’s “unfailing love” and “great compassion.” David knew what his sin deserved, yet he cried out for God