Tag Archives: Psalms

Suffer In Well Doing – 1 Peter 3:17

For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. – 1 Peter 3:17 Meditation:  One of the most difficult things to do is good for someone who harms you or wishes you harm.  When we are hurt, we want to strike back.  We […]

Swift to hear – James 1:19

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: – James 1:19 Meditation:  I am a talker by nature.  I love a great conversation and even more a good story.  Learning to listen has taken time and experience for me.  From observation, I believe many people struggle […]

Hate Evil – Psalm 97:10

Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. – Psalm 97:10 Meditation:  Evil is real, and as Christians, we should avoid doing evil at every turn.  “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain […]

Number Our Days – Psalm 99:12

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. – Psalm 90:12 Meditation:  “Live like you are dying.”  “You only live once.” “Carpe diem.”  Each generation grasps the reality that our mortal lives are short and too often wasted.  The reaction to this realization varies greatly from dropping everything […]

Hearken – Psalm 34:11

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. – Psalm 34:11 Meditation:  One of the boldest and most powerful illustrations in the Gospels is recorded in Matthew 18:1-4, where Jesus challenged the world’s notion of greatness.  Matthew writes, “At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, […]

Open My Eyes – Psalm 119:18

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. – Psalm 119:18 Meditation:  Many years ago when I was a boy I sat in a huge pile of sand used during an expansion of my grandfather’s barn.  As I sat in the sand, I would throw it up into the […]

Assurance – Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. – Jeremiah 29:11 Meditation:  In the hustle and bustle of modern society with its expectations and goals, its requirements and rules, we are often overwhelmed.   Family, work, school, […]