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
Ps 75:10 For God says, “I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.” Up to this time the writer (probably Asaph) has doubts but now has the assurance that God will keep his promise to bring Israel through the previous destruction of Jerusalem. As … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS POWER
Ps 75:9 But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. Sometimes I drive people nuts with my optimism. I make a conscious decision every day to find something good in every situation. My son has asked me “How can you find … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS PURPOSEFUL THINKING.
Ps 75:2 God says, “At the time I have planned I will bring justice to the wicked.” Waiting for God’s time is hard. Just the concept of time can be mind-blowing, but then add in God’s timing and it can go beyond the realm of imagination. For some, especially children, it is hard to … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS TIME.
Ps 74:18 See how these enemies insult you, Lord. A foolish nation has dishonored your name. Scars, we all have them. Some are superficial, a nick while shaving or cutting vegetables. These usually heal rapidly. Some are deeper, like when I had my gall bladder removed the old fashion way, with a four inch … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS SCARS
Ps 73:26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. Where would we be without God’s healing power? This question became personally important to me while I recovered from a respiratory virus that caused me to lose several days of writing. … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HEALING
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
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
Ps 72:16 May there be abundant grain throughout the land, flourishing even on the hilltops. May the fruit trees flourish like the trees of Lebanon, and may the people thrive like grass in a field. Abundance—a very large quantity of something. Yes, that’s the definition, but what is it really and do we really … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS ABUNDANCE
Ps 72:2 Help him judge your people in the right way; let the poor always be treated fairly. I dislike politics. I understand the concepts and the need, but have difficulty with all the games the politicians play. I know it may be the wrong attitude, but that’s my opinion. More importantly, even if I … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS LEADERS