September 23, 2023Day 266
How many times in his life was David in big trouble from enemies, and needing rescue from God? How many times in your life have you been in big trouble and begging for rescue? No matter how frightened you get, can you cling, as David did, to “I know” God will bring justice to the poor and afflicted?
September 22, 2023Day 265
Many people, if they believe in God at all, consider Him to be high and distant, unconcerned or little concerned with human affairs. The Bible shows us a God who was paying attention to us even when we were unformed and unborn. What are you most grateful to God for, about your personal being—physical, emotional, and mental?
September 21, 2023Day 264
Here, David is being true to his best self as “a man after God’s own heart.” He praises, and even when he is in trouble, as in v. 7, he trusts. Notice that in this instance, David admits in v. 6 that God still “knows” the haughty, even though they are far from Him. What are you thankful for?
September 20, 2023Day 263
Have you ever felt imprisoned by circumstances beyond your control? Have you thought it was too hard to sing to God when you were in such trouble? It isn’t true. Praises in trouble are the sweetest praises of all, and will save you from the despairing and sinful vengefulness of the last verses of this psalm
September 17, 2023Day 260
Hear in our Morning Watch series, we find a prayer and blessing for night watchers. This could mean literally people who watch over churches and homes at night. Could it also mean some other kind of spiritual watching over people in darkness? What do you think?
September 15, 2023Day 258
This psalm is fairly specific to the sanctuary in Jerusalem. In what ways can you see that it applies to your local church and congregation? Who is now the Son of David who has been set permanently on the throne of God’s people? (See Matt. 1:1.)
September 13, 2023Day 256
One of the psalms from which the term “morning watch” comes from, this depicts someone truly in the depths. Tempted to give up completely, the writer still longs for the Lord and chooses to wait and trust. Have you felt like this? Pray this psalm and choose trust. (If you have online access, you can find this psalm set to beautiful music.)