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Archive for June 2013

Psalm 111:10 – “the fear of the Lord”

June 18, 2013

10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever. Multiple passages teach us that fearing God begins us down a path of wisdom (Job 28:28; Proverbs 1:7; 9:10).  It does so by leading us to doing His commandments – how […]

45:16 – “in place of your fathers”

June 17, 2013

16 In place of your fathers will be your sons; you shall make them princes in all the earth. Were you blessed with a great father and/or grandfather in your life?  Determine to be one yourself.  By doing so you are preparing your own son to be a great father someday and keep the chain […]

Proverbs 6:20 – “the command of your father”

June 15, 2013

20 My son, observe the commandment of your father and do not forsake the teaching of your mother; Tomorrow is Father’s Day.  Would you like to do something special for your father?  Obey him.  Observe his commandments.  “When you walk about, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; and when you […]

Psalm 81:13 – “Oh that My people would listen to Me”

June 14, 2013

13 “Oh that My people would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways! Few things are more frustrating to those in positions of authority than when others will not listen to them.  God knows that feeling.  He could rightly call Israel “My people.”  He redeemed them, provided for them, protected them.  Yet […]

Psalm 61:5 – “the inheritance of those who fear”

June 13, 2013

5 For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name. The whole duty of man is to fear God (Ecclesiastes 12:13).  For those who do, God has quite an inheritance waiting: “…an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved […]

Psalm 41:4 – when you sin

June 12, 2013

4 As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.” “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).  This includes you and me.  So what should we do about it?  This verse tells us. – Realize it is against […]

Ps 31:15 – “My times are in Your hand”

June 11, 2013

 15 My times are in Your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me. David’s enemies were after him, but he knew they did not have control over his life.  That control belonged to God.  David’s times were in His hand.  So are yours.  The rich fool made […]

Psalm 11:3 – “if the foundations are destroyed”

June 10, 2013

3 “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” While this is a psalm of David, he was quoting what someone else asked him, someone who was encouraging him to “flee as a bird” because of the current conditions (:1b).  At times in our society it seems that the conditions are pretty bad, […]

Proverbs 22:26 – Say no to cosigning

June 8, 2013

26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; Some people think a loving thing to do to help someone in need is to cosign a loan for them.  Think carefully before doing so.  “A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for […]

Psalm 144:1 – trained for battle

June 7, 2013

       1 Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; Yesterday marked the anniversary of D-Day, which occurred on June 6, 1944.  The picture above is not of the battle itself, but the training that took place for months leading up to it.  One […]