The Lord Sustains Us

  Reading the Word Psalm 3:1–8 (ESV) 1 O LORD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul, “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah 5 I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against … Continue reading The Lord Sustains Us

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Like a Child

  Reading the Word Psalm 131:1–3 (ESV) 1 O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. 3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. Understanding and Applying the Word The psalmist voices his trust in the Lord. Some things are too great to be grasped. We are limited in … Continue reading Like a Child

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The Lord Surrounds His People

  Reading the Word Psalm 125:1–5 (ESV) 1  Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. 2  As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore. 3  For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong. 4  Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts! 5  But those who turn aside to their crooked ways the Lord … Continue reading The Lord Surrounds His People

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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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You Are My Rock and My Fortress

  Reading the Word Psalm 71:1–6 (ESV) 1 In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame! 2 In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me! 3 Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. 4 Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man. 5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my … Continue reading You Are My Rock and My Fortress

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