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“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

“Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds” (Psalm 105:1-2 NLT).

November 3, 2019

FOUR WORDS FOR WORSHIPING THE LORD There are four words for worshiping the Lord given in the first two verses of Psalms 105. Do you see them?   Let’s name them: 1) THANKS – Give God your gratitude for everything. 2) PROCLAIM – Proclaim the greatness of God in Christ Jesus. 3) SING – Sing

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

September 19, 2019

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, 2019

HOW DO WE LET ALL THAT WE ARE WAIT QUIETLY ON GOD? Do many opinions seem to be battling it out within your mind? You try to quiet the many voices, so that You can hear the most important One, but try as you may the cacophony remains. Ask the Lord to help you, so