Tag Archives: gratitude

Singing to the Lord; September 8, 2022


Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. This Psalm progresses from a joyful declaration of God’s faithfulness, in this verse and following, to an … Continue reading

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Recognizing God; September 2, 2022


Psalm 68:19 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Several parts of this Psalm have been set to music, but as famous as this verse is, I don’t off hand know a musical … Continue reading

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Focus on God; August 28, 2022


Psalm 63:6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. This Psalm speaks beautifully of the blessings of being in a situation where we are forced to depend on God. The preface … Continue reading

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Praising God; August 17, 2022


Psalm 30:11-12 You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. The musical … Continue reading

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Focus; August 14, 2022


Psalms 21:13 Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might. As came out yesterday, this Psalm seems like one written by a court poet for the benefit of King David, rather than one written … Continue reading

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Happiness; July 15, 2022


Deuteronomy 26:11 And you and the Levites and the aliens among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household. It seems clear to me that “rejoice” here might be … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Lord; July 11, 2022


At this point the theme of the readings changes from Hope, which we have been following for some time, to The Joy of the Lord. I will not be writing on that specific point every day, but I will be … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Intercession; July 3, 2022


Hebrews 7:24-25 Because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews presents the legal basis for our … Continue reading

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Our Part and God’s Part; June 14, 2022


Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to … Continue reading

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Assurance of Salvation; June 8, 2022


Ephesians 1:13-14 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing … Continue reading

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