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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…

Meditation on Psalm 46

Last night’s psalm was Psalm 46 which wonderfully states this: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” (v. 1-2, NIV)  A refuge is a place of safety and peace.  The living God is your refuge.  He will also give you strength…

Meditation on Psalm 31

I suggested a couple of weeks ago to our church to read two Psalms a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, and to write down one thing that struck you from the passages. If you are doing the two Psalms a day, we are up to Psalm 31 and 32 today (May 11).  I had to write down where I was supposed to be each Monday myself in order to keep track.  I encourage you to…