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Archive for October, 2011

Don’t Move

I run the same stretch of highway three times  a week.  Generally I pray during my sole hour of aloneness outside the house.  As I sought God the other day asking what he desired of me, along my path stood a newly fallen rock.  It wasn’t a pebble.  It was a huge boulder fresh form the cleft above.  I heard the Lord speak to me.  “Stand still, child.  Don’t move.  You are to be a rock for my namesake.” (more…)

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Subjects of the King

In Psalm 41, King David is on a sick bed.  As he speaks of considering the poor, he is likely speaking of himself and his condition.

Blessed is the one who considers the poor!

 In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;
2the LORD protects him and keeps him alive;
he is called blessed in the land;
you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
3The LORD sustains him on his sickbed;
in his illness you restore him to full health.

4As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me;
heal me, for I have sinned against you!”~Psalm 41:1-4 (more…)

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Many severe and painful trials are long.  There is only one solution for the people of God in these times.  We must wait patiently for the Lord who does not disappoint.  David did as much and was delivered. (more…)

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In Psalm 39 David struggles with some injustice of the wicked and tried to keep his vow of silence and patience (38:13-16). He goes back and forth between his passion for righteousness and his patience for God’s intervention. He seeks to walk circumspectly even as others seize every opportunity of carelessness. (more…)

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In Psalm 38 David calls out to God under a load of guilt and misery in physical illness.  He is in a most painful condition and prays confessing his sin, describing not only his state but also how he got there.  He asks for the presence and help of God in this trial. (more…)

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God and Money

If there is one Psalm America needs to study, it’s Psalm 37.  David encourages and admonishes the people of God to neither place trust in wealth nor envy the wicked who have obtained it by ill means.  He begins by telling us not to fret and thrice repeats himself on this point. (more…)

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True or False?

Upon waking I recall a vivid dream.  There was a man speaking to me of King Jehoshaphat.  I believe that man was the Spirit of God, hence, a break in my study of the Psalms.  I went back and studied of him and this is his story found in 1Kings 22. (more…)

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