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“You are my portion, O Lord” (Psalm 119:57 NKJV).

November 24, 2020

DO YOU SEEK THE BLESSING OR THE BESTOWER? The psalmist declared that the Lord Himself was his portion, his reward. He sought not the Lord’s hands, but His face. While others seek blessings, he sought the Bestower of blessing.   Remember the parable Jesus told of the prodigal son? He said to his father, “Give

“Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way” (Psalm 119:37 NKJV).

November 23, 2020

A PRAYER FOR GOD’S PERSPECTIVE The psalmist asked the Lord to help him turn his eyes from “worthless things,” so that he 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 them,

“O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise…I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations” (Psalm 108:1-3 NKJV).

November 10, 2020

DO YOU HAVE A HEART FOR GOD? David declared the steadfastness of his heart toward God. In other words, David had set and established his heart on God. He had fixed his focus on God alone. Having made God the object of his heart’s desire and confidence, he declared his intent to sing and give

“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so” (Psalm 107:2 NKJV).

November 9, 2020

IF YOU KNOW SO, SAY SO! The psalmist David encouraged the redeemed to “say so!” If we have been redeemed (bought back, ransomed, delivered from the penalty of sin) by the Lord, the Word encourages us to “say so!” We can never repay the One who gave His life as a ransom for us, but

Heart for God

November 8, 2020 | Psalm 96:1-9

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We are called to make disciples of Jesus. What should those disciples look like? The first and most important thing is they should have a growing Heart for God.

In Psalm 96, David taught the Israelites how to worship with a true heart for God. We can worship with a true heart for God.

“They did not believe His word, but complained in their tents, and did not heed the voice of the Lord” (Psalm 106:24-25 NKJV).

November 7, 2020

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 internal grumbling among themselves. They complained against the food and against their leaders, but really they complained against God. So He allowed the grumblers to die in the wilderness, while

“For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:11-12 NKJV).

October 31, 2020

THE SIZE OF GOD’S MERCY David attempted to describe the size of God’s mercy by comparing it to the heavens and earth. He imagined the height of God’s mercy as rising as high as the heavens, and the breadth of His mercy being as wide as the “east is from the west.”   Yet, in

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face” (Psalm 89:14 NKJV).

October 20, 2020

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 images and symbols 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

Shape Me

October 18, 2020 | Psalm 51:7-17 | prayer

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This week, we’re going to learn to pray, “Lord, shape me.” Prayers where we ask God to examine our inner life to make sure we are in alignment with His will.

In Psalm 51, which David wrote after being confronted with his sin of adultery with Bathsheba, he prayed that God would forgive him of his sin and shape him for His glory. We can pray that God would shape us for His glory.

“O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You. Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry” (Psalm 88:1-2 NKJV).

October 18, 2020

THE PERSISTENT PRAYER FOR GOD’S PRESENCE The Lord is the God of salvation. Yet we must place our faith in His Son, Christ Jesus, to be 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 did, that