Ps 50:15 Then call on me when you are in trouble and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory. At this time the people of Israel honored all the traditions laid out by God. They were careful to follow all the rituals and made sure their sacrifices were just right. All … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HEARTATUDE
Ps 49:8, 9 Redemption does not come so easily, for no one can ever pay enough to live forever and never see the grave. This part speaks about the slave market in the ancient world; freedom came with a price for every slave. Someone had to pay the price for their freedom. Slavery … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS REDEMPTION
Ps 45:6-7 Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice. You love justice and hate evil. Therefore, God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else. This Psalm is considered messianic and describes the … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS ENDURE
Ps 23:6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Goodness and unfailing love is God’s ultimate gift of grace that follows us throughout life. Because we did nothing to earn this divine grace it is … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS GRACE
Ps 14:1 Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good! This verse addresses atheism, but what is atheism? Is it intellectual superiority, or an inability to accept God? Is atheism evidence of a lack of teaching about God? Is … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS ATTITUDE
Ps 34:4 I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. David is still running from Saul and thinks of hiding in plain sight in Gath where Israel’s enemy live. The problem is Goliath, the one he killed as a teen was from there. Knowing no one would … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS FREE
Ps 25:1-2 O Lord, I give my life to you. I trust in you, my God! Do not let me be disgraced, or let my enemies rejoice in my defeat. David wrote almost half of the Psalms about his enemies. Most of the time he was referring to actual people. Nevertheless, deep down he wanted … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS NO DEFEAT.