Today’s Reading: Psalms 60-63
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Key Verses: Psalm 63:1-4
O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus I will bless You while I live…
There are four Psalms in today’s reading. They describe four ways to pray. (1) “RESTORE us again!” (60:1b). — (2) “Hear my CRY, O God” (61:1a). — (3) “Truly my soul SILENTLY waits for God” (62:1a). — (4) “O God, You are my God; EARLY will I seek You” (63:1a). We are encouraged to pray prayers with meaningful content; to pray with fervency; to wait patiently on God; and to seek God first thing upon rising in the morning! Is that good counsel? Amen!!!
The words, “Wait silently for GOD ALONE!” (62:5a) focuses our attention on “GOD ALONE!” The only ultimate answer to life’s questions is in God. Our only refuge, security and peace are found in Him ALONE! The sooner we realize this truth, the sooner we will find real personal peace and security.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
First of all, Lord God, I bring You praise and worship! —— I’m presenting my petitions to You with fervency and urgency in my cry to You! —– I’m waiting silently in Your presence —– I’m doing this first thing this morning! You, O Lord, are my #1 priority. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I feel like singing! Why not join me? God will hear us all from all over the world and He will put our joyful noise together in the courts of Heaven as beautiful harmony (click here for this song by a precious little boy).
We’ve just seen the fourth so-called “blood moon” in the space of two years. The Scriptures tell us of a time when the moon will appear to look like blood. Below is a picture of the moon apparently taken earlier this week in Jerusalem. Those who have made a careful study of “Blood Moons” through the centuries tell us that these occurrences consistently have coincided with serious happenings which impact the Jewish people. Within 24 hours of the passing of this latest moon, the Russian President told the Americans to remove all their military assets from Syria. For the first time, the “Great bear” of the north is actively engaged in fighting in a country that shares a border with Israel. The USSR had military advisors in Egypt which borders Israel 40 years ago, but they were not involved in a hot war. Damascus can be seen from a high point in the north of Israel. I won’t make speculative statements about the current situation. I am, however, absolutely certain that the return of Jesus will happen soon.
Yours for “God ALONE!”