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Archive for November 2013

Psalm 116:7 – bountiful deals

November 29, 2013

7 Return to your rest, O my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. Even today the most bountiful deals aren’t at the mall, they are with the Lord.  “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities” (103:10) – and shouldn’t we be thankful […]

Ps 50:14 – “a sacrifice of thanksgiving”

November 28, 2013

14 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High; The turkey may offer the sacrifice of Thanksgiving today, but God still deserves a sacrifice of thanksgiving every day from you.  The turkey’s sacrifice is offered in dying for you, and yours is offered in living for God.  Its […]

38:21 – “Do not be far from me!”

November 27, 2013

21 Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me! Have you seen a child at a store get distracted by something and then turn around to notice his parent is nowhere to be seen?  Often that child, after looking around in a panic, will quickly run to the […]

32:4 – “Your hand was heavy”

November 26, 2013

3 When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Sometimes when you know you have sinned, it seems as though your whole life heads […]

Psalm 28:9 – “be their shepherd”

November 25, 2013

9 Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; be their shepherd also, and carry them forever. The term “be their shepherd” refers to the care a shepherd provides his sheep by meeting their needs – feeding, protecting, etc.  Also, when a sheep is weak or feeble, the shepherd will carry it in his arms or […]

Proverbs 30:8 – “neither poverty nor riches”

November 23, 2013

8 Keep deception and lies far from me, give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is my portion, That sounds like a strange request about poverty and riches, doesn’t it?  The first part is easy to understand – who wants to be in poverty?  But the second – who doesn’t […]

Psalm 18:39 – “girded with strength”

November 22, 2013

39 For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me. The word “gird” means to surround or encircle.  The psalmist wrote of “the God who girds me with strength and makes my way blameless” (:32).  God still surrounds His people with strength today.  As Paul […]

Psalm 8:3-6 – “What is man?”

November 20, 2013

3  When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; 4  What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him? 5  Yet You have made him a little lower than God, and You crown him […]

Psalm 119:130 – “the unfolding of Your words”

November 19, 2013

130 The unfolding of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. I like natural light.  As soon as possible in the morning I open the blinds to let it fill the house.  God’s word does the same to our lives.  It gives light to guide our path (:105).  That light provides understanding […]

Psalm 137:4 – “How can we sing…?”

November 18, 2013

4 How can we sing the LORD’S song in a foreign land? When the Israelites were captives in Babylon, their captors told them, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion” (:3).  Songs are normally for when you are cheerful (James 5:13), and sometimes it’s hard to be cheerful – like when you find yourself […]