Tag Archives: Psalms

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, […]

I Shall Not Die – Psalm 118:17

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord. ​- Psalm 118:17 Meditation: Do you trust in Jesus Christ?  If so, then I have a poorly kept secret for you.  You are immortal, or at least death has no sting for you.  You will live on and on and on despite […]

No Corrupt Communication – Ephesians 4:29

​Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Meditation:  Who doesn’t love a kind word of encouragement?  There are many discouraging and frustrating things in our lives, and when someone takes the time […]

The Gathering – Psalm 26:9

Psalm 26:9 – Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men One time on my way to work, I was sitting in traffic waiting to move forward when suddenly I was rear-ended.  As it turns out, I was at the front of a three-car pileup.  The vehicle behind me was hit […]

Stuck – Psalm 119:31

Psalm 119:31 – I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord, put me not to shame. If you have made a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ, then uou have cast your lot with the Lord.  You have hung you faith and success now and eternally upon the hope you have in His promises […]

Teach Me, Give Me, Make Me – Psalm 119:33-35

Teach me, O Lord , the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.  Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.  Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. – Psalm 119:33-35 There […]