Ezra The Scribe

Scripture After all that has happened to us because of our evil deeds and terrible guilt ​— ​though You, our God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserve and have allowed us to survive — should we break Your commands again. ~ Ezra 9:13 (CSB) Quote When life’s burden grow so heavy that you …

Repentance And Revival

Scripture Can a corrupt throne be Your ally, a throne that makes evil laws? They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. ~ Psalms 94:20-21 (CSB) Quote Abortion and racism are twin evils, born of the same lie. Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the …

Revive Us Again

Scripture Will you not revive us again so that your people may rejoice in you? ~ Psalms 85:6 (CSB) Quote The victorious Christian life is a series of new beginnings. ~George H. Morrison This Psalm was most likely written after Israel returned from their Babylonian captivity. Israel had a tendency to turn to folly. The Hebrew …

The Perfect Storm

Scripture The sailors were afraid, and each cried out to his god. They threw the ship’s cargo into the sea to lighten the load. Meanwhile, Jonah had gone down to the lowest part of the vessel and had stretched out and fallen into a deep sleep. ~ Jonah 1:5 (CSB) Quote “Prayer does not fit …

A Desolate and Dry Land

Scripture God, you are my God; I eagerly seek You. I thirst for You; my body faints for You in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water. ~Psalm 63:1, CSB Quote Mercy-drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead. ~Daniel Webster Whittle In my Saturday morning reading I came across the above verse which was so fitting for the day, …

Omnipotent Protection

Scripture What if the LORD had not been on our side when people attacked us?  They would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger. ~Psalm 124:2-3, NLT Quote Every child of God has an omnipotent guardian, and God will sooner empty heaven of angels as to leave a saint unguarded. ~Charles H. Spurgeon Psalm 124 …

Celebrative Worship

Scripture I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” ~Psalm 122:1, NLT Quote There is nothing more unchristian than a solitary Christian. ~John Wesley This is the third of 15 Ascent Psalms and the first of three that David wrote. The first Ascent Psalm [120] pictured …

Pilgrims: Not Settlers

Scripture “I am tired of living among people who hate peace.” ~Psalm 120:6, NLT Quote Singing praises to God, with other like minded believers, makes the journey sweeter. ~Ya’akov Traveling conditions have improved drastically since this Psalm was written. We ride in comfortable automobiles with heated seats, AC, Bluetooth, and guidance control systems–the Jewish Pilgrims, …

Praise

Scripture I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight. Let me live that I may praise you. ~Psalm 119:174-75, NRSV Quote Let every breath, all that I am, never cease to Praise HIM {Jesus}. ~Darlene Zschech {Edited slightly, one word, don’t think Darlene will mind} This is it, after 22 blogs …