Let the Earth Rejoice!

Reading the Word Psalm 97:1–5 (ESV) 1 The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 Fire goes before him and burns up his adversaries all around. 4 His lightnings light up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth. Understanding and Applying the Word In these verses we read about the reign of God. He is not the God of Israel … Continue reading Let the Earth Rejoice!

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The Lord Reigns!

Thank you for reading Shaped by the Word. This is a daily Bible-reading devotional. I do not publish devotional content on Sundays, but I do include a suggested reading from Scripture. If you would like to follow along as we read through the Book of Psalms in 2018, please be sure to subscribe to this page. Reading the Word Psalm 93:1–5 (ESV) 1 The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. 2 Your throne is established from of … Continue reading The Lord Reigns!

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In the Shelter of the Most High

  Reading the Word Psalm 91:1–4 (ESV) 1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. Understanding and Applying the Word In these verses, we find imagery and titles for God that … Continue reading In the Shelter of the Most High

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Your Mighty Arm

  Thank you for reading today’s post on Shaped by the Word. This is a daily Bible reading devotional. I do not publish devotional material on Sundays, but I do include a suggested Scripture reading below. Be sure to subscribe to this page so you can follow along as we read through the Book of Psalms in 2018. Reading the Word Psalm 89:9–18 (ESV) 9 You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them. 10 You crushed Rahab like a carcass; you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm. 11 The heavens are yours; the … Continue reading Your Mighty Arm

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Your Footprints Were Unseen

Shaped by the Word is a daily Bible reading devotional. I do not publish devotional content on Sundays, but I do include a suggested Scripture reading. Please subscribe to this page and follow along through the Book of Psalms in 2018.   Reading the Word Psalm 77:16–20 (ESV) 16 When the waters saw you, O God, when the waters saw you, they were afraid; indeed, the deep trembled. 17 The clouds poured out water; the skies gave forth thunder; your arrows flashed on every side. 18 The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lighted up the … Continue reading Your Footprints Were Unseen

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The Right Hand of the Most High

  Reading the Word Psalm 77:10–15 (ESV) 10 Then I said, “I will appeal to this, to the years of the right hand of the Most High.” 11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 12 I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. 13 Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? 14 You are the God who works wonders; you have made known your might among the peoples. 15 You with your arm redeemed your people, the children of Jacob … Continue reading The Right Hand of the Most High

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The Hope of All the Ends of the Earth

  Thank you for reading Shaped by the Word, a daily Bible reading devotional. I do not publish devotional content on Sundays, but I do include a suggested Scripture reading for the day. Please subscribe to this page so you can follow along as we read through the Book of Psalms in 2018. Reading the Word Psalm 65:5–8 (ESV) 5 By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; 6 the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with … Continue reading The Hope of All the Ends of the Earth

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Corruption at the Top

Reading the Word Psalm 58:1–5 (ESV) 1 Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods? Do you judge the children of man uprightly? 2 No, in your hearts you devise wrongs; your hands deal out violence on earth. 3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies. 4 They have venom like the venom of a serpent, like the deaf adder that stops its ear, 5 so that it does not hear the voice of charmers or of the cunning enchanter. Understanding and Applying the Word In every age, those in power have … Continue reading Corruption at the Top

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