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…)
Archive for October, 2011
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…)
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…)
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…)