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Reading through the Psalms Day 50: Psalm 50, 100, & 150 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/15/2016
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In both the times of David and today, there are talkers and then there are doers . . . those who seek God with their whole heart. God doesn't want actions for show, he is looking for those with a sincere heart. Psalm 50 makes this clear. He will answer those who serve him in truth (v 15,) but those who are just making a show are doomed for destruction. (v 22)

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Reading through the Psalms Day 49: Psalm 49, 99, & 149 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/14/2016
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There is an expression, "You can't take it with you." This sentiment is clearly expressed in Psalm 49. Not only can one not take their wealth with them, but it won't save them from the grave (verses 6-9) and it can't redeem another.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 48: Psalm 48, Psalm 98, & Psalm 148 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/13/2016
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Psalm 48 speaks of the confidence in the protection of God who has claimed Jerusalem and Mount Zion for his own. Psalm 98 speaks of his ultimate victory and when he will judge all in righteousness, and Psalm 148 again proclaims that all the earth praises him.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 47: Psalm 47, 97, & 147 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/12/2016
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Psalm 47, 97, and 147 are all three about the joy that is only found in God's righteousness. Romans 8:19-22 states that the earth groans under the wickedness of man, of sin that is ruling the earth. Psalm 97:1 states that the earth itself, the very land, rejoices when God's truth reigns.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 46: Psalm 46, 96, & 146 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/11/2016
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Psalm 46 is about having faith in God no matter the storms life brings beginning “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” A very present help, he is right there with us, not just something we are to keep in mind as we go through it on our own. But […]

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Reading through the Psalms Day 45: Psalm 45, 95, 145 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/10/2016
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Psalm 45 begins a set of three Psalms in which David exalts in the glory of God throughout the circumstances of life. Psalm 45 is a wedding song, to be sung during a time of joy. Psalm 95 tells of God's great care for his people, even when they rebel. He praises God for his goodness and faithfulness and expresses the confident hope, that as Jesus assured in Matt xxx x, that all who seek God in truth will find him. (Psalm 145:18)

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Reading through the Psalms Day 44: Psalm 44, 94, & 144 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/9/2016
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In Psalm 44, David reflects on the works of God, of his goodness to the people of Israel and how he delivered them. He also acknowledges the righteousness and justice of God, that because of Israel's sin, they experienced judgment. Psalm 94 again speaks about the justice of God, that the wicked will get their due rewards. Psalm 144 is a confident praise that regardless of the circumstances, God will deliver those who put their trust in him.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 43: Psalm 43, 93, & 143 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/8/2016
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In Psalm 143, David acknowledges that no one is righteous in God's sight and we have no right to claim justice from God on our own merits. The set of Psalms: 43, 93, and 143, are about going to God for justice on the basis of relationship, because of his love and mercy for his. That he alone saves.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 42: Psalm 42, 92, & 142 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/7/2016
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Psalm 23 is probably the most well known out of the 150 Psalms in the Bible. It is a declaration of David's confident assurance that God will be with him no matter what the circumstances, whatever valleys life brings. But not many are familiar with Psalm 42 which is also about the valleys of life. If Psalm 23 is about God's faithfulness in the valley, Psalm 42 is what it actually feels like to walk through it.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 41: Psalm 41, 91, & 141 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/6/2016
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Psalm 91 is one of the most powerful of the Psalms written by David speaking of God's deliverance and salvation (Yeshua.) It is God's "911." Satan himself quoted the verse 12 of the Psalm when in the wilderness temptation, he suggested that he through himself off the cliff because angels would lift him up (Luke 4:11-12, Mattthew 4:6-7.) Psalms 41 and 141 both illustrate the characteristics of the person who can have that faith in the deliverance of God.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 40: Psalm 40, 90, & 140 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/5/2016
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Everyone goes through trials and tribulations, dark times and depression. If you haven't, you either haven't lived long enough or are lying to yourself. God doesn't promise that we won't have trials, but he does promise that he will be with us through them. Psalm 40 was written by David praising God after coming through one of his many trials.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 39: Psalm 39, 89, & 139 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/4/2016
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Psalm 139 is one of the most vivid pictures of the loving care of God and his personal interest in us. In contrast to the cold and distant god of Islam who demands followers kill in his name to reach him and the abstract and impersonal god of Hinduism, Kabbalah, and the New Age where not only is the deity impersonal and unaware, even of itself in its highest form, but the ultimate goal is the destruction of the individual, a "oneness with the universe" where the unique person is no more.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 38: Psalm 38, 88, & 138 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/3/2016
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Psalms 38 and 88 were both written in times of trouble. David cried out to God asking, "Do you see what is happening to me? Do you know what is going on?" Even in the the dark time, David expresses his confidence in God, knowing that if he humbles himself and cries out to God, the Lord will deliver him.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 37: Psalm 37, 87, & 137 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/2/2016
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In Psalm 37, David addresses the question so many of us ask, "If the wages of sin is death (Genesis 2:17, Romans 6:23,) then why do so many wicked seem to prosper." David's assurance is that God will vindicate the righteous.

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Reading Through the Psalms Day 36: Psalm 36, 86, & 136 - Reading Through the Psalms

5/1/2016
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In the beginning of Psalm 36, David gives the key insight . . . the one thing . . . that keeps people from God. Pride, and more specifically, pride in their own self righteousness. The wicked flatter themselves and cannot detect their own sin.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 35: Psalm 35, 85, & 135 - Reading Through the Psalms

4/30/2016
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In James 4:7, the James, the half brother of Jesus gives a short and succint instruction on how to stand firm in the face of trials and tribulation. "Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee." Paul gives further instruction in Ephesian 6:10-18 where he talks about the armor of God and how to prepare to stand firm. All of these was preceded by David, who in Psalm 35 also references the armor of God and God's salvation, Yeshua.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 34: Psalm 34, 84, & 134 - Reading Through the Psalms

4/29/2016
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In these three Psalms, the writer encourages those who seek after God to praise him for his goodness. Psalm 34 is especially rich in David's exaltation in the Lord after God provided a way out of a difficult situation. He called to God and the Lord answered (vs. 6) and the confident declaration "the Lord's angel encamps around those who fear him and delivers them" is a verse to keep close to our hearts whatever trials come.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 33: Psalm 33, 83, & 133 - Reading Through the Psalms

4/28/2016
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This collection of Psalms includes both praise and the prophetic. In Psalm 33, David reiterates his common refrain to trust in the Lord. Whatever the circumstance or situation, God alone is our ultimate hope, to put one's confidence in anything else is foolishness.

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Reading through the Psalms Day 32: Psalm 32, 82, & 132 - Reading Through the Psalms

4/27/2016
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When you listen to the news, sometimes it seems like the world has gone insane. It doesn't seem to make sense. It doesn't make sense because ther are forces in operation outside of what we immediately see. Not only the Great I AM, the truine God, and his angels, but also those who rebelled against him (Rev 12:7-12, Isaiah 14:12) and Paul explains this clearly in Ephesians 6:11-12 where he states the real enemy is evil in three areas: evil rules and authorities of the unseen world, powers in...

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Reading Through The Psalms Day 31: Psalm 31, 81, & 131 - Reading Through the Psalms

4/26/2016
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Every account in the Old Testament is either a prophetic foreshadowing of what was to come or an illustrative lesson applicable throughout time for those who seek after God. This is seen frequently throughout the Psalms of David. His cry to God begins with his current situation, but then will transition into the prophetic. A clear illustration of this is Psalms 31. It begins with a cry to God for help during one of the many times David was fleeing from his enemies and transitions to a...

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