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"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." – Psalm 119:105

Archive for March 2013

Proverbs 23:4-5 – the wings of wealth

March 30, 2013

4  Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, cease from your consideration of it. 5  When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings like an eagle that flies toward the heavens. A child sees a bird and becomes mesmerized by it.  He creeps closer toward it, so […]

Psalm 107:8 – thanks for His lovingkindness

March 29, 2013

8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men! The psalmist stated this phrase four times throughout the chapter (:8, 15, 21, 31), in addition to beginning it by saying, “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is […]

Psalm 97:10 – love and hate

March 28, 2013

10 You who love the LORD, hate evil! We all need a love/hate relationship – love God and hate evil.  We can’t truly love Him without hating evil, because He hates evil (Zechariah 8:17); and we should hate anything that He hates.  The closer you grow to God, and the more like Him you become, […]

Psalm 67:1 – shine upon us

March 26, 2013

1  God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us. Even on a cold day, if the sun is shining on you it can make all the difference and keep you warmer.  Multiple times throughout Psalms the psalmists seek the Lord’s face to shine upon them, because they […]

Psalm 37:16 – the little of the righteous

March 25, 2013

16 Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of many wicked. Does it ever bother you that the wicked seem to prosper in spite of their wickedness?  Don’t let it.  “Do not fret because of evildoers, be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass and fade like […]

Proverbs 13:20 – walk with wise

March 23, 2013

 20  He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm. The friends we choose greatly influence our lives – for good or bad.  Friends seeking God will help us draw closer to Him.  Those who don’t put God first will prevent us from doing the same.  As […]

Psalm 27:1 – fear and dread

March 22, 2013

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread? With God’s light to lead you and save, you have no need to fear.  With Him to defend, you have no reason for dread.  “Though a host encamp against me, […]

Psalm 119:9 – keeping pure

March 21, 2013

9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping Your word. The pure in heart will see God (Matthew 5:8), but how do we keep ourselves pure?  The psalmist both asked and answered this question.  The answer is keeping God’s word.  Keeping His word will keep us pure because it is pure.  “Your word is very […]

Psalm 96:1-2 – Sing to the Lord

March 20, 2013

1  Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. 2  Sing to the LORD, bless His name; proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. This Friday here at Lakeview we will be singing to the Lord.  Why?  “O sing to the Lord a new song, for […]

Psalm 86:5 – abundant in lovingkindness

March 19, 2013

5  For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. You have an abundance of ____________.  How would others fill in the blank for you?  Abundance of money?  Abundance of baseball cards?  Abundance of shoes?  The psalmist wrote that God has an abundance of lovingkindness […]