Devotion Day 39 – Through the Bible in 90 Days

Day 39 – Job 42:1 – Psalm 24 – Here’s some of the verses that spoke to me as I read these Psalms. Which verses or Psalms really speak to you at this time in your life?

Blessed is the man (one) who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked … (Psalm 1:1)

Blessed are all who take refuge in him (the Lord). (Psalm 2:12d)

The words of the Lord are flawless like silver refined in a furnace of clay purified seven times. (Psalm 12:8)

I love you, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliver; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (Psalm 18:1 & 2)

From Psalm 19: The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.

10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.

And 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

(You may recognize those words, as words that I say often in the prayer right before the sermon.)

Psalms 8 is one of my favorite Psalms for it takes me back to my youth and growing up in Colorado. In the midst of the Rockies I could sense the majesty of God’s creation in the mountains and the heavens. I also sensed how small I was in the midst of all that. Yet, God loved me and cared about me enough to give me life. Thanks and praise be to God.

Psalm 22 is the Psalm our Lord had upon his lips and his heart as he was crucified. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? …”

I often encourage people to read through the Psalms, seeking one that really speaks to them or for them. Within the Psalms we find all the emotions of life and many of the situations of life.

A good spiritual practice is to read through the Psalms from Psalm 1 to 150 at least once a year.

BTW – I also really like Psalms 23, a favorite of many.

May my thoughts on the Psalms and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.

Next reading – Day 40 – Psalm25 – Psalm 45

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