Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill?

Below is the suggested reading for today. I do not publish devotional content on Sundays, but I do include the day’s reading. Please subscribe so you can follow along all year as we read through the Book of Psalms in 2018! Reading the Word Psalm 15:1–5 (ESV) 1 O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? 2 He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; 3 who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against … Continue reading Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill?

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The Fool Says, There Is No God

Reading the Word Psalm 14:1–7 (ESV) 1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. 3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. 4 Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread and do not call upon the Lord? 5 There … Continue reading The Fool Says, There Is No God

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How Long, O Lord?

Reading the Word Psalm 13:1–6 (ESV) 1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, 4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken. 5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; … Continue reading How Long, O Lord?

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The Godly Are Gone

Reading the Word Psalm 12:1–8 (ESV) 1 Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man. 2 Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 3 May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, 4 those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?” 5 “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord; “I will place him in … Continue reading The Godly Are Gone

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The Lord’s Throne

Reading the Word Psalm 11:1–7 (ESV) 1 In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, “Flee like a bird to your mountain, 2 for behold, the wicked bend the bow; they have fitted their arrow to the string to shoot in the dark at the upright in heart; 3 if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” 4 The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord’s throne is in heaven; his eyes see, his eyelids test the children of man. 5 The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked … Continue reading The Lord’s Throne

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The Lord Is King Forever

Reading the Word Psalm 10:12–18 (ESV) 12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted. 13 Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”? 14 But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless. 15 Break the arm of the wicked and evildoer; call his wickedness to account till you find none. 16 The Lord is king forever and ever; the nations perish … Continue reading The Lord Is King Forever

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Why, O Lord?

Reading the Word Psalm 10:1–11 (ESV) 1 Why, O Lord, do you stand far away? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In arrogance the wicked hotly pursue the poor; let them be caught in the schemes that they have devised. 3 For the wicked boasts of the desires of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord. 4 In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.” 5 His ways prosper at all times; your judgments are on high, out … Continue reading Why, O Lord?

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Let the Nations Be Judged

Shaped by the Word is a daily weekday devotional. I do not publish devotional comments on the weekend, but I do publish daily reading suggestions. Please take a moment to follow along and share by using the links and buttons below this post. Reading the Word Psalm 9:13–20 (ESV) 13 Be gracious to me, O Lord! See my affliction from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death, 14 that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation. 15 The … Continue reading Let the Nations Be Judged

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The Lord Is a Stronghold

Shaped by the Word is a daily weekday devotional. I do not publish devotional comments on the weekend, but I do publish daily reading suggestions. Please take a moment to follow along and share by using the links and buttons below this post. Reading the Word Psalm 9:1–12 (ESV) 1 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. 2 I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. 3 When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your … Continue reading The Lord Is a Stronghold

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How Majestic Is Your Name

Reading the Word Psalm 8:1–9 (ESV) 1 O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? 5 Yet you have made … Continue reading How Majestic Is Your Name

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