WORD OF THE DAY IS SON

Ps 80:17 Strengthen the man you love, the son of your choice.             God chose Israel, who God called his “first born” and the people he chose to bring his message into the world. We have been grafted (adopted) into his nation through Jesus’ death and resurrection. We can be sure that we are God’s … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS SON

       WORD OF THE DAY IS GRIEF

Ps 78:39 For he remembered that they were merely mortal, gone like a breath of wind that never returns. Each of us have contemplated our body as temporary, but it becomes real when someone we love dies. Some live longer and spend more time on this earth. Does that mean their purpose took longer to … Continue reading        WORD OF THE DAY IS GRIEF

WORD OF THE DAY IS TEACH

Ps 78:5 For he issued his laws to Jacob; he gave his instructions to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children.               There is always something we can teach our children. When they are small, they absorb everything we say and do. As they grow and mature, they enter the stage … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS TEACH

WORD OF THE DAY IS VOWS

Ps 76:11 Make vows to the Lord your God, and keep them. Let everyone bring tribute to the Awesome One.  After many questions of why the wicked flourish, Asaph finally knows the answer. Making, keeping and supporting the vows made to the Lord. Sounds simple, but it’s the most complex thing for us to do. … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS VOWS

WORD OF THE DAY IS DEFIANCE

Ps 76:10 Human defiance only enhances your glory, for you use it as a weapon.             How can God receive glory from our human defiance? Is that even possible? Many times in the Bible God allowed his people and the disobedient to see miracles. Some who were disobedient were destroyed. Those who remained were used … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS DEFIANCE

 WORD OF THE DAY IS CHURCH

Ps 73:17 Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked. Asaph, who probably wrote this Psalm, struggled with the concept that the wicked seemed to prosper while he did not. He needed answers, so he went to church. After praying and seeking God, he realized that … Continue reading  WORD OF THE DAY IS CHURCH

WORD OF THE DAY IS PERSPECTIVE

Ps 73: 13, 14 Did I keep my heart pure for nothing? Did I keep myself innocent for no reason? I get nothing but trouble all day long; every morning brings me pain.                    These verses are the end of a story. Asaph is having a really bad morning. You know the kind. You wake … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS PERSPECTIVE

WORD OF THE DAY IS EXAMPLE

Ps 71:7 My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection. I tried to be a good example to our children. During their teenage years, I felt inadequate. Occasionally, I needed to guide them with a firm hand. I always wondered if it was enough. One day, our youngest … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS EXAMPLE

WORD OF THE DAY IS HUMILITY

Ps 69:32 The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged. Humility comes from the wisdom God gives us and is a virtue every Christian should have, not in a “show-off” way but in a way that glorifies God. How is this possible? When we … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HUMILITY

WORD OF THE DAY IS MERCY

Ps 69:16 Answer my prayers, O Lord, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful.  Who wants someone to take care of them? We do. Who needs mercy? We do. However, do we deserve it?  Since the time of creation, when sin entered the garden, we became … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS MERCY