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

Archive for July 2013

Psalm 43:3 – “Your light and Your truth”

July 31, 2013

3 O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your dwelling places. God answered the psalmist’s petition with His word – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (119:105) – but the ultimate fulfillment […]

Ps 33:12 – “the nation whose God is the Lord”

July 30, 2013

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. God chooses the nation that chooses Him.  How about the United States – is the Lord our God?  Choosing Him involves much more than simply calling ourselves “one nation under God” in our pledge and writing […]

Psalm 3:3 – “a shield about me”

July 29, 2013

3 But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head. The Lord never promised to remove the battles of life from us, but He has promised to go with us through the battles.  In this psalm “many are rising up against me” (:1), but “I lay down […]

Psalm 142:4 – “no one cares for my soul”

July 26, 2013

4 Look to the right and see; for there is no one who regards me; there is no escape for me; no one cares for my soul. What a miserable situation to feel that no one cares for your soul.  Have you been there?  Was it true for David?  Is it true when you feel […]

Psalm 122:6-8 – “May peace be within you.”

July 25, 2013

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. 7 “May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.” 8 For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace be within you.” Just as David prayed for peace within Jerusalem, we need to […]

Psa 112:5 – “It is well with the…gracious”

July 24, 2013

5 It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; he will conduct his cause with justice. This psalm describes a man who “is gracious and compassionate and righteous” (:4b).  “He has given freely to the poor, his righteousness endures forever;” (:9a).  He does so “with justice” or, as some versions say, “with discretion” […]

Psalm 102:18 – “written for the generation to come”

July 23, 2013

18 This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD. If we no longer live under the teachings of the Old Testament, then why was it written and preserved?  “For the generation to come.”  “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for […]

Psalm 92:14 – “still bear fruit in old age”

July 22, 2013

14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green,  Having an aging body is like having an aging vehicle – things don’t work like they used to.  Solomon describes the aging process with poetic language and refers to them as “difficult days” or “days of trouble” (Ecclesiastes 12:1-5).  While […]

Prov 7:7 – “a young man lacking judgment”

July 20, 2013

7 And I saw among the naive, and discerned among the youths a young man lacking sense/judgment, Young people often lack good judgment, making them more vulnerable to certain sinful situations.  This chapter paints the picture of how a “mature” immoral woman can take advantage of a naïve young man.  In this situation it is sexual […]

Psalm 82:6-7 – “you will die like men”

July 19, 2013

6 I said, “You are gods, and all of you are sons of the Most High.      7 “Nevertheless you will die like men and fall like any one of the princes.” This psalm addressed those in positions of authority who “judged unjustly and showed partiality to the wicked” (:2).  Their exalted position may have let […]