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 CRACKS

Ps 60:2 You have shaken our land and split it open. Seal the cracks, for the land trembles. Natural disasters occur all over the earth. Earthquakes have been around since creation but here, David is asking God to seal the cracks. Cracks in the earth can expose toxic gases, gaps in which to fall, and … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS CRACKS

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 STAINS

Ps 51:1 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.             Once again, we are dealing with David’s sins, he was truly sorry for his adultery with Bathsheba. He realize just how many people he hurt with that “one little … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS STAINS

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 HOPE

  Ps 46:8 Come, see the glorious works of the Lord: See how he brings destruction upon the world.             There are many places in our world that are referred to as “wonders” but some of them are man-made. We need to concentrate on God made wonders.  These glorious works can be huge such as … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS HOPE

WORD OF THE DAY IS BLAMELESS

Ps 26:1-2 Declare me innocent, O Lord, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart. No one is innocent since Eve ate the forbidden fruit.  David was proclaiming his innocence as others accused him of … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS BLAMELESS

WORD OF THE DAY IS TOLERANCE

 Ps 5:4 O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness; you cannot tolerate the sins of the wicked. Remember when you were a child, and you did something you regretted? Perhaps something broke and mom asked, “What happened?”  You made up a scenario of what happened but knew it was a lie.  Were you upset … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY IS TOLERANCE