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“He shepherded them with a pure heart and guided them with his skillful hands” (Psalm 78:72 HCSB).

April 9, 2021

GOD DELIGHTS IN RAISING UP THE SMALL TO GREATNESS This is a description of King David, whom God took from the sheep pens to the throne room, raising him up to be Israel’s greatest king. David was born in Bethlehem, one of the smallest towns in all Israel. He was the youngest of his father

“We must not hide them from their children, but must tell a future generation the praises of the Lord, His might, and the wonderful works He has performed” (Psalm 78:4 HCSB).

April 6, 2021

OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE FUTURE GENERATION The psalmist instructed the people of God not to hide the testimony of faith that had been handed down to them by their forefathers. Instead, they must “tell a future generation” all that God had done for them.   The truth is, we are always only one generation away

“You have kept me from closing my eyes” (Psalm 77:4 HCSB).

April 5, 2021

WHEN GOD KEEPS YOU AWAKE The psalmist spoke of a time when God had kept him awake. He couldn’t stop his mind from remembering the past and considering his troubles, when finally he considered the possibility that it was the Lord who kept him from closing his eyes. So he sought the Lord in his

“Don’t discard me in my old age; as my strength fails, do not abandon me” (Psalm 71:9 HCSB).

March 30, 2021

WHAT’S YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN? The psalmist asked that the Lord not abandon him when he became old and weak. He knew that the Lord had cared for him since birth, but he wanted to be sure that the Lord wouldn’t forget him in his final days.   As we age, we die by degree. Our

“Instead, they gave me gall for my food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.” (Psalm 69:21 HCSB).

March 28, 2021

JESUS DRANK THE CUP MEANT FOR US This psalm of David found its fulfillment in Christ’s suffering on the cross. Reading the four gospels together, it appears that Jesus was offered at least two drinks and perhaps three.   The first drink offered, according to Matthew and Mark, was wine mixed with gall or myrrh.

“I will sing of Your strength and will joyfully proclaim Your faithful love in the morning. For You have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble” (Psalm 59:16 HCSB).

March 16, 2021

SINGING PRAISES TO GOD TO START YOUR DAY David wrote, “I will sing.” He had decided in advance to begin his mornings singing praises to God. Singing praises to God puts our hearts and heads in alignment with His. When we are weak, recognizing God as our strength and stronghold in song, strengthens us to

Dust in the Wind

March 14, 2021 | Psalm 90

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This week, we are inspired by the song, “Dust in the Wind,” by Kansas.

Do you ever feel the way these lyrics suggest, like dust in the wind? Like nothing lasts? Even those of us who had never thought about the brevity of life, had to have given it some serious thought this past year. 2020 – the year of COVID 19. The year when half a million Americans died from a worldwide pandemic. But COVID only brought into view that which has always been true–– we are mere mortals. We long to live forever, to live with some kind of purpose, to leave a lasting legacy, but we are like “dust in the wind.”

In Psalm 90, Moses prayed that God would teach His people to wisely spend their days living for Him. We can see how God teaches us to wisely spend our days living for Him.

“In God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:4 HCSB).

March 13, 2021

IN GOD WE TRUST David wrote this psalm while he was on the run from King Saul and nearly captured by the Philistines in Gath. Everywhere David turned, enemies pursued him. Yet, he trusted in God, determined not to live in fear.   He asked the rhetorical question: “What can man do to me?” Which

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” (Psalm 55:22 HCSB).

March 12, 2021

WHERE DO YOU PUT YOUR BURDENS? David’s psalm sounds similar to Christ’s invitation to “Come unto Me, all ye that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). But rather than giving our burdens to God, we struggle and worry over things too heavy to bear. We lose sleep. We

“Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithful love; according to Your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion” (Psalm 51:1 HCSB).

March 8, 2021

G.R.A.C.E. GOD’S REDEMPTION AT CHRIST’S EXPENSE According to the inscription, David wrote this psalm after being confronted by the prophet Nathan for committing adultery with Bathsheba. The psalm is David’s written confession and prayer for forgiveness. Notice that he asked for God’s grace and forgiveness according to God’s “faithful love” and “abundant compassion.” David knew