Posts by Dave Hill

Posts by Dave Hill

Day 4 of 10 Days

If you want to become more humble, simply read and apply what our Lord Jesus taught.  This is from Luke 6:41-42 (NIV):“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? … You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”…

Day 3 of 10 Days

Yesterday we saw in Ezekiel how God marks those who sigh and groan over the sin of their world.  What does God think and feel?  Genesis 6:5-6 tells us: “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.  The Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He…

Day 2 of 10 Days

One of the goals of the 10 Days is for God’s people to not only humble themselves but to also lament over the sin of our land.  I think this is well described in this passage in Ezekiel 9:4 (NASB): The Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the…

Day 1 of 10 Days of Prayer

I want to share a Scripture or prayer each day for the 10 Days to help us focus and seek the Lord together.  Let’s start with this wonderful prayer which we can pray from Psalm 139:2-3 (NASB):”Search me, O God, and know my heart;  Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in…

Sowing in Tears, Psalm 126

Psalm 126:5-6 (ESV) “Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!  He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.” This Psalm relates to the return of the Jews from their captivity in Babylon, sowing with tears and reaping with joy at being back home.  Our Lord Jesus likened…

Psalm 119

June 25, 2020 Today’s Psalm is 119, which is the longest chapter in the Bible at 176 verses.  I suggest that we read 40 verses each morning and evening both today and tomorrow.  That leaves 16 verses for Saturday morning.  Then on to Psalm 120 Saturday evening. This Psalm is actually written as an acrostic poem.  It has 22 stanzas or sections, and the verses of each…

Reflections on Psalm 97: Joy

I would like to reflect upon Psalm 97 which was our morning psalm three days ago on June 14 as it has a large focus on joy, which as you all know is a focus which I personally love.  I have been keeping track, and out of the first 100 Psalms there have literally been half–fifty of them–which mention joy, gladness or delight in the Lord.  I think we can say…

Reflections on Psalm 91

Psalm 91 is a famous psalm that many of us have been quoting since the start of the pandemic as God’s promise of protection.  This was yesterday morning’s (June 11) psalm, and let’s look at some of the verses: If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, 10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your…

A Time to Listen

I appreciate Jenna starting two prayer times for justice this week.  First, I appreciate how the Holy Spirit enabled her to weep over what has been happening in our nation. Secondly, she is correct that while it is hard to know what to do sometimes, we can pray which does change things.  “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James…

Psalm 64 Meditation

Today’s Psalms are 65 and 66 if you are doing the daily reading (May 29, 2020).  We have been at this for a month now, and already we are over a third of the way through the Psalms.  I hope you are getting fresh inspiration in your reading and reflection. Are you writing down points that speak to you?  Two themes that I have found are first, joy and gladness in the…
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