Monthly Archives: March 2013

Panic and Prayer

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 31 (day seven) “In my alarm I said, ‘I am cut off from your sight!’  Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. . .Be strong and take heart, all you who … Continue reading

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Cross Song

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 31 (day six) “Be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. . .Into thy hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord.”  (vs 3, 5)   Words of a song.  David’s words.  He put them … Continue reading

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Encouragement

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 31 (day four) All of us need encouragement.  The pressures of life can sometimes be overwhelming…it seems as if everything is going wrong and the whole world is against you.  David experienced that feeling.  Verse 9 says he … Continue reading

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Retreat

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 31 (day three) “Those who see me on the street flee from me.”  David knew how quickly friendships and loyalties could fire up and then fade.  Mentors, advisors, friends, his own children—David knew such pain from every side. … Continue reading

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“…but I trust in the Lord”

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 31 (day two) “…but I trust in the Lord” (6, 14). I trust in the Lord, not in my success, my family, my future, my money, my happiness or anything else that can shift under me without warning. … Continue reading

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Famous last words

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 31 (day one) “Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O Lord, the God of truth.”  (vs 5)  It is instructive.  Listening to the last words that people speak.  Words of regret like those of Benedict Arnold.  … Continue reading

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Our different gospel

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 22 (day seven) “All who go down to the dust kneel before him–those who cannot keep themselves alive.”  (vs 29)  It is a different gospel than the world expects.  Different, even, from what some believers think.  NOT a guarantee … Continue reading

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Does Jesus care?

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 22 (day six)  “You who fear the Lord praise Him!  For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one.”  (vs 23-24)  “Does Jesus care when my heart is pained too deeply for mirth or song, … Continue reading

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Stand Firm

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 22 (day four) It was a time of great anguish for David.  There were pressures on all sides.  Verse 6 says, “But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the … Continue reading

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End

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 22 (day three) “All the ends of the earth
will remember and turn to the Lord…”  Solzhenitsyn famously stated the converse of David’s prophetic vision: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”  What is the “this” … Continue reading

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