Proclaiming with Purpose
(Psalm 8; 9; 16; 19; 21; 24)
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Hallelujah. What a great God. Today’s Psalm readings focus upon the goodness of God and the blessings of trusting and following Him. Jehovah alone is the righteous Judge, rewarding the faithful and punishing the wicked. In His time, He will bring it to pass.
What a blessing it is to belong to the Lord.
Because of God’s great mercy, redeeming us at His own cost, we can stand confidently before Him. Can we ever comprehend the boundless love of our Lord?
God’s mighty messages merit memorization.
Several key verses stand out in today’s Bible readings. Perhaps you have recognized some familiar verses. Maybe you have already memorized some of these Scriptures.
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Let’s see how many of these wonderful promises the Lord can impress upon our spirits today. May God write His Word upon our hearts, as we look closely at His precepts.
God can fill in the blanks in our hearts.
Grab your copy of The Daily Bible in Chronological Order: 365 Daily Readings or your favorite New International Version Bible, so the wordings will match up. Or look up these passages online, using the links provided below:
“O Lord, our Lord,
how ________ is your name in all the ________!
You have set Your glory above the ________.
From the lips of ________ and infants
You have ordained praise
because of Your enemies,
to ________ the foe and the avenger.
When I consider Your ________,
the ________ of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which You have set in place,
what is ________ that You are mindful of him,
the son of man that You care for him?”
“The Lord reigns forever;
He has established His ________ for judgment.
He will judge the ________ in righteousness;
He will govern the peoples with ________.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a ________ in times of trouble.
Those who know Your ________ will trust in You,
for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who ________ You.”
“I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my ________ instructs me.
I have set the Lord always before me.
Because He is at my ________ hand,
I will not be shaken.”
“The heavens declare the glory of God;
the ________ proclaim the work of His hands
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they ________ knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their ________ is not heard.”
“The ________ of the Lord is perfect,
reviving the soul
The ________ of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The ________ of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The ________ of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
The ________ of the Lord is pure,
The ________ of the Lord are sure
and altogether righteous.
They are more ________ than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are ________ r than honey,
than honey from the comb.”
“May the words of my ________
and the meditation of my ________
be pleasing in your sight,
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
“The earth is the Lord's,
and everything in it,
the ________, and all who live in it;
for He founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the waters.
Who may ascend the ________ of the Lord?
Who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean ________ and a pure ________
who does not lift up his soul to an idol
or ________ by what is false.”
How did you do? I pray the Lord will impress His Word upon us today and always. Surely He promises blessing to those who will read and heed what He has spoken.
Will you pray with me?
The whole world belongs to You.
How gracious You are,
That You allow us,
Even invite us
To participate in Your purpose
Upon the earth.
Guide our steps.
Teach our hearts to trust You,
And hearken our hearing
To listen to Your Word.
And equip us
To please You.
We praise Your Name
Above all else.