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Psalm of the Day–Psalm 38

 

Psa 38:1

 

  A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psa 38:2

 

  For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

Psa 38:3

 

  There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

Psa 38:4

 

  For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Psa 38:5

 

  My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Psa 38:6

 

  I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psa 38:7

 

  For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

Psa 38:8

 

  I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

Psa 38:9

 

  Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

Psa 38:10

 

  My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

Psa 38:11

 

  My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

Psa 38:12

 

  They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

Psa 38:13

 

  But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

Psa 38:14

 

  Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Psa 38:15

 

  For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

Psa 38:16

 

  For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Psa 38:17

 

  For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

Psa 38:18

 

  For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

Psa 38:19

 

  But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Psa 38:20

 

  They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

Psa 38:21

 

  Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

Psa 38:22

 

  Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

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Psalm of the Day–Psalm 23

 
 

Psa 23:1

 

 

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psa 23:2

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psa 23:3

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Psa 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psa 23:5

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psa 23:6

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

What Is Our Reason For Being?

Psalms 119:105

  NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Here lately at church, we’ve been studying Psalms 119:105.  Pastor Fryer (Independent Bible Baptist Church, Pittsburg, KS) has been teaching about how we can understand God’s will for us, and how we are to walk in our lives.  Below is the outline from our study.  Won’t you follow along?  I have to admit, this did a little flaying on me.  I definitely see areas of improvement needed in my life.  I hope you glean something from this as well!

Note:  All scripture is from E-Sword, and all in KJV.

When we decide to look to God and His Word for help there is no need to look any farther.

Our reason for being can be found in Revelations 4:11 and Psalms 139:14. 

Rev. 4:11–Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Psalms 139:14–I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

We can realize that we live and exist because of God’s will.

What is the chief end of man?  We find this in Ephesians 1:5,6, 12, and 14, as well as I Corinthians 10:31.

Ephesians 1:5 and 6, 12, 14–Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,  (6) To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (12) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. (14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

I Corinthians 10:31–Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

If we search our hearts and discover our primary interest in God’s will is self-centered, it may be that all we really want is God’s blessing on our will.

We CAN understand God’s will for our lives. 

Ephesians 5:17–Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

We are to walk worthy of God’s call to salvation.

Ephesians 4:1–I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

The word “walk” refers to the way that a Christian should progress in their Christian life.

It is a different walk, or an “extreme makeover”.

Ephesians 4:17-19–This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, (18) Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: (19) Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

It is a loving walk, similar to the kind of love displayed by Christ when he gave himself for us.

Ephesians 5:1,2–Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; (2) And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

It is an enlightened walk, referring to developing a new moral and spiritual standard of living that is acceptable to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:8-10–For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are yelight in the Lord: walk as children of light: (9)(For the fruit of the Spirit isin all goodness and righteousness and truth;) (10) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

It is a careful walk, taking advantage of opportunities to serve Christ as evil erodes societies openness to the gospel, even the diligence of the believers.

Ephesians 5:15-16–See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, (16) Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

It is an empowered walk.

Ephesians 5:18–And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; (19) Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; (20) Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Galatians 5:25– If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

An important element of God’s will and to “understand the will of the Lord” means to learn, accept, and practice these truths.

Will we choose God’s will or our own??

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Psalm of the Day–Psalm 12

Psa 12:1

  To the chief Musician upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.

Psa 12:2

  They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Psa 12:3

  The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:

Psa 12:4

  Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?

Psa 12:5

  For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

Psa 12:6

  The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psa 12:7

  Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

Psa 12:8

  The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

Psalm of the Day–Psalm 11

Psa 11:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Psa 11:2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

Psa 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Psa 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Psa 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

Psa 11:6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Psa 11:7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

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Psalm of the Day–Psalm 10

Psa 10:1 Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

Psa 10:2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

Psa 10:3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

Psa 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Psa 10:5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

Psa 10:6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

Psa 10:7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

Psa 10:8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.

Psa 10:9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

Psa 10:10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

Psa 10:11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

Psa 10:12 Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

Psa 10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

Psa 10:14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

Psa 10:15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

Psa 10:16 The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

Psa 10:17 LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Psa 10:18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

What is your prayer to the Lord today?  Is it for justice for the least among us?  Salvation for those who have yet to seek Him?

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Psalm of the Day–Psalm 9

Psa 9:1 To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David. I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

Psa 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

Psa 9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

Psa 9:4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

Psa 9:5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

Psa 9:6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

Psa 9:7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

Psa 9:8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

Psa 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Psa 9:10 And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psa 9:11 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

Psa 9:12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

Psa 9:13 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

Psa 9:14 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

Psa 9:15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

Psa 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Psa 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Psa 9:18 For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Psa 9:19 Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

Psa 9:20 Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

Amen!  The wicked will be in hell!  Oh how we need this today, when we can look all around us and see the wicked in high places, and in our every day lives doing what wicked folks do.  We do have a chance to help these wicked folks see Jesus, come to Him, and turn their wicked ways around.  Won’t you reach out to them?

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