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Archive for September 2013

Psalm 145:1-2 – “I will extol You”

September 30, 2013

1 I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will praise You and extol Your name forever and ever. “Extol” is a word not often found in the Bible – from 6 to 12 times in the most popular versions – with […]

Psalm 117:2 – “His lovingkindness is great

September 27, 2013

2 For His lovingkindness is great toward us, and the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD! The Lord’s lovingkindness (mercy, love, steadfast love) is great toward us; and how thankful we should be, because our sin is also great (25:11).  “Your lovingkindness is great above the heavens” (108:4) – sufficient to cover all […]

Psalm 37:27 – depart and do

September 26, 2013

27 Depart from evil and do good, so you will abide forever. This verse summarizes the life of a Christian as well as any other – a life of departing and doing.  First, we must depart from evil – hate what God hates and avoid it in our lives.  But that’s not enough.  We must […]

Ps 115:1 – “not to us”

September 25, 2013

1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name give glory because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth. How do you feel when one person – especially when it is you – does all the work, and then someone else steps in and takes all the credit?  How do you think […]

Psalm 105:5 – “remember”

September 24, 2013

5 Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth, Remember God’s wonders, marvels, and judgments.  He remembers.  He remembered His covenant to Abraham and his descendants (:8-11, 42), and He still remembers His commitment to His people today.  Be committed to remembering the One who remembers: “I […]

Psalm 104:34 – “be glad”

September 23, 2013

34 Let my meditation be pleasing to Him; as for me, I shall be glad in the LORD. One commentary (The Treasury of David) remarks, “…observe the mutual and reciprocal pleasure and delight between God who is praised and the soul that praises Him.”  A few verses earlier states, “Let the glory of the LORD […]

Proverbs 19:18 – “discipline your son”

September 21, 2013

18 Discipline your son while there is hope, and do not desire his death. Discipline involves both instruction and correction – teach your children what they need to know, and then take the needed action to be sure they heed it.  You must do so while there is hope, while they are still pliable like […]

Psalm 95:6 – “kneel before the Lord”

September 20, 2013

6 Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. The Bible contains many references to people bowing or kneeling before God – too many to start listing.  This posture manifests reverence and respect.  I can remember my granddaddy and others of his generation getting down on one knee any […]

Psa 85:12– “the Lord will give what is good”

September 19, 2013

12 Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its produce. The Lord knows what we need (Matthew 6:8) and gives us what is good (7:11).  “They who seek the Lord shall not be in want of any good thing” (Psalm 34:10b).  It may not be what we want, because […]

Psalm 119:97 – “love Your law”

September 18, 2013

97 O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. The words “love” and “law” seldom go together.  Most people don’t really like laws and wish we had fewer.  But the psalmist had come to realize the value of God’s law and truly loved it.  In fact, he contemplated it all […]