WORD OF THE DAY IS CLOSENESS

Ps 65:4 What joy for those you choose to bring near, those who live in your holy courts…             In the Old Testament, only Levitical priests were allowed in the Holy of Holies. These were the chosen and most of them took that designation with great respect and obedience. They were special, privileged, and had … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS CLOSENESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS RIGHT

Ps 64:10 The Godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in him. And those who do what is right will praise him.  Attacks come in many ways but words spoken against us hurt the worst. It can feel like a slap in the face. Why is it so difficult to do what is … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS RIGHT

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

WORD OF THE DAY IS CLING

Ps 63:8 I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.             What do you cling to? For some, it may be a past relationship or a past decision. Others may hold on to past mistakes never accepting forgiveness. Perhaps it is something current that keeps us from growing and maturing in God.  … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS CLING

WORD OF THE DAY IS GOD’S FILLING

Ps 63:1 O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. David is in a growth spurt with God. He has no choice; he is in the wilderness of Judah and … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS GOD’S FILLING

WORD OF THEDAY IS EVEN IF

Ps 62:2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.             Sometimes, I try to remember everything God has done in my life.  Giving his only son Jesus is of course the ultimate gift but that was only the beginning. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, … Continue reading WORD OF THEDAY IS EVEN IF

WORD OF THE DAY IS HELP

Ps 60:12 With God’s help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes. When I arrived at work, I found my assignment was first admit. Usually, that meant getting ready for an unknown. Even with information on the pregnant patient we always expect the unexpected. This time we knew the situation … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HELP

WORD OF THE DAY IS FORTRESS

Ps 59:9 You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress. This Psalm comes from a very personal cry for help. David was again in a place of running from Saul but he realized that the enemies of the king were also the enemies of God’s … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS FORTRESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS REWARD

Ps 58:11 Then at last everyone will say, “There truly is a reward for those who live for God; surely there is a God who judges justly here on earth.” Early one morning, I backed out of the driveway and was hit so hard that it spun my car around. When I saw the car … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS REWARD

WORD OF THE DAY IS CLOUDS

Ps 57:10 For your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Think about where David is while writing this Psalm. After escaping from the Philistines he is running again—from Saul, hiding in a cave (possibly Adullam or Ein Gedi). His men and everyone important to him have not … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS CLOUDS