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The Grateful Retrospect

The Grateful Retrospect

Read Psalm 18 Psalm 18 is often referred to as the grateful retrospect.1 The title says David sang this song to the Lord when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, including Saul. This psalm is written after Saul’s death in the period just before David, at long last, ascends the

Choose Your Words Wisely

Read Proverbs 16:16-33 Children say cruel things to each other. Very few of us escape our school years without getting our feelings hurt over something another child said to us. Often as children, we were taught to respond to a verbal barb by saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never

Make Lemonade (Good News for the Sour Seasons)

Read Psalms 115–118 When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. This is a popular phrase encouraging a person to make the best out of the difficult situations we experience in life. The encouragement is to look for the life lesson to help a person cope and give a person strength and knowledge to better face

The Good Shepherd

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs Know that the Lord is God It is He who made us, and we are His; We are His people, the sheep of His pasture — Psalm 100:2-3 Read Psalms 100–102 We come across another lament of an afflicted man in Psalm 102. Deep and

Enduring with the Lord’s Help

Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, Lord, to help me May those who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace. — Psalm 70:1-2 Read Psalms 69-71 David’s psalms are a continual returning to urgent petitions. He asks God to hear him,

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