WORD OF THE DAY IS SAFETY

Ps 54:4 But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive. One of my earliest nursing positions required working a day/night rotation. As I got dressed for work, I realized that it had rained a lot that evening. I took my usual route but I didn’t know that it was blocked for road repair. … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS SAFETY

WORD OF THE DAY: PAY ATTENTION

Ps 54:2 Listen to my prayer, O God. Pay attention to my plea. Sometimes people feel ridiculous bringing the same old problems to God repeatedly. They never learned the value of praying until completion. Praying again for the same thing not only strengthens our faith, it will also cement God’s promise of answering our prayers. … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY: PAY ATTENTION

WORD OF THE DAY WE WIN

Ps 53:3 But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not a single one!             Here David is repeating his thoughts of Psalm 14 and is written as an instructional Psalm with guidelines on how not to be a fool. Foolishness is not synonymous with lack of intelligence. Some … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY WE WIN

WORD OF THE DAY IS PRESENCE

Ps 51:11 Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.             With everything David had done is it surprising that he felt far away from God? Sin and guilt can make you feel that way. As a young man, he was evicted from his home and exiled from … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS PRESENCE

WORD OF THE DAY IS RENEW

Ps 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. David realized just how bad he sinned when Nathan the prophet arrived on his doorstep.   Once David admitted his sin against God, Nathan assured him of God’s forgiveness. David knew God’s forgiveness offers change, a fresh start and starting … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS RENEW

WORD OF THE DAY IS HEARTATUDE

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

WORD OF THE DAY IS VOWS

Ps 50: 14 Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.                         What is a vow? It can be a guarantee, pledge, oath or promise. Years ago, in a court of law you had to swear to tell the truth etc. Even though the words have … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS VOWS

WORD OF THE DAY IS PROSPERITY

Ps 49:10 Those who are wise must finally die, just like the foolish and senseless, leaving all their wealth behind. This Psalm applies to everyone. It doesn’t matter—young and old, upper class and no class, every race, culture and generation. It is particularly significant to those who believe in consumption and materialism to show their … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS PROSPERITY

WORD OF THE DAY IS REDEMPTION

            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

WORD OF THE DAY IS LISTEN

            Ps 49:1, 3 Listen to this, all you people! Pay attention, everyone in the world! For my words are wise, and my thoughts are filled with insight. As a young student nurse, I had a patient that wanted me to read the bible to him. One of his medical problems was glaucoma, which made … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS LISTEN