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 REMEMBER

Ps 77:11 But then I recall all you have done, O Lord; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. Occasionally we have bad days. We feel abandoned, discarded by God. In anguish we complain but words are useless, only tears come. Years ago, someone hurt me deeply. If the lie told about me was … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS REMEMBER

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 LEADERS

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

WORD OF THE DAY IS HURRY

Ps 70:1 Please, God rescue me! Come quickly, Lord and help me. This verse was King David’s plea to God to hurry to his rescue. Why do we want God to hurry? Why does he seem late to the situation? We want instant gratification but is that good for us? Probably not. When we pray … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HURRY

WORD OF THE DAY IS ABUNDANCE

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

WORD OF THE DAY IS HIDDEN

Ps 69:4-5 O God, you know how foolish I am; my sins cannot be hidden from you. Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs on my head. Many enemies try to destroy me with lies, demanding that I give back what I didn’t steal. We all sin but David was persecuted and harassed … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HIDDEN

WORD OF THE DAY IS HEADS ABOVE

Ps 69:1-2 Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foot hold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me.             David is again in the pit of despair. The floodwaters, in this case depression, is drowning … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HEADS ABOVE

WORD OF THE DAY IS STRENGTH

Ps 68:34 Tell everyone about God’s power. His majesty shines down on Israel; his strength is mighty in the heavens. United we stand, divided we fall. Think about what that motto means and why it is so important today. Trying to accomplish a task, even something as easy as buying groceries, can be difficult for … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS STRENGTH

WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPLAINT

Ps 64:1 O God, listen to my complaint. Protect my life from my enemies’ threats.             We are taught to pray and praise God. I do that and feel the assurance that he hears me, but I admit I also complain, sometimes a lot. The inequality of life is bad enough.  We also see so … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS COMPLAINT