Today’s Reading: Psalms 137-139
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Key Verses: Psalm 138:2b, 139:23-24
For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your Word above all Your Name.
…Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalm 137 is the lament of some of the Jerusalem Temple musicians who were taken as slaves to Babylon. These words are very sad at the beginning, but suddenly their tone changes to anger and thoughts of future revenge. They did not have God’s love and forgiveness in their hearts.
Psalm 138 is David’s composition. Our first key verse teaches us that God’s Word is of highest value! This should be motivation enough to be consistent in our daily readings!
Psalm 139 is a profound theological statement. God is OMNISCIENT! (all knowing). God gave new and revolutionary understanding to David, his generation, and all future generations! God is OMNIPRESENT! (present everywhere). He is here so that we can, if we are willing, experience His presence 24/7!!!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, the man after Your own heart, David, wrote a prayer which I intend to pray now and often: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” I pray this in the Name of the One in Whom there is no wicked way, and Who, through my faith in Him, leads me in the way of everlasting life! That’s Jesus only! Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
While I don’t know the tune to which David’s chief musician sung the words of Psalm 139, I do know by heart a magnificent modern hymn which I’m going to look for on Google right now….I’ve just been worshipping God with “Carmen,” one of my favourite singers. Not only does he sing the prayer from Psalm 139, but his medley includes the hymn “I Surrender All,” and he has led me into a new commitment to God for this new day (click here for Carmen). I encourage taking time now to pray and worship!
Yours for God’s work in our lives and for our worship of God!!!
Oh God, You have hedged us in, behind and before, and laid Your hand upon us. Such knowledge is too wonderful for us, so high, we cannot attain it. Lead us in the way, everlasting, oh God. Blessings, fellow saints! Let us celebrate this day, the Lord has made!
The steps of a person are ordained by the Lord—
so how can anyone understand his own way?
Proverbs 20:24 NET
Lay it All Down (feat. Will Reagan) – Tell All My Friends
Amen to today’s blog and your posting Beverlee. Heard Oprah sing “I Surrender All” yesterday on Yes TV. God bless all you saints today.
I heard some of Oprah’s interview with Harry, but somehow missed her singing. God bless you for sharing, Ger!
I listened to your
Psalms 138.8 says
God is concerned
about our work we
do for him whether
paid or volunteer.
Song- Jesus knows all about it.
This song jumped into my mind reading the first words of the Psalm:
It’s “By The Rivers of Babylon” by Bony M
Love it Bill! And it fits so perfectly with today’s Psalms! Amen!
It goes back a few years,lol.Blessings
Nice. Haven’t heard this song in years. The picture the Psalm portrays is a sad one but so touching., Maybe it reminds us of some experience of ours in the past that we mourn over. But the wonderful thing is that God is there all the time. For the Israelites in Captivity, they eventually were set free to return to Jerusalem from Babylon where they could worship their God freely.
Amen Pastor Samuel!
Samuel,I have been a Christian for only 6 yr so when that song was released I only knew loosely what it pertained to but that is the picture it invoked in me also.Thank you for that.God bless
Yes, thanks for “River’s of Babylon” song. Enjoyed it!!
Glad I came back to see if anyone else remembered this song…..You just confirmed your age bracket,lol.God bless
I love Carman’s singing and his words brought this poem to mind,written about 1 1/2 yr after my surrender.God bless
Search me,oh Lord,I’m your’s,
Remove the cobwebs that hide,
Find out what my heart stores,
Then put the wrong far to one side.
Search again,oh Lord,for light,
Let not darkness cloud my mind,
That I may freely do what’s right,
For I want a heart clean and kind.
Search my soul,Oh Lord,for me;
Don’t let me be vain and phony,
For such get lost and can’t see,
Then become the devil’s crony.
Search my heart,oh Lord again,
Leave no trace of greed within,
Then I can show,without pain,
The love betrayed by my sin.
G W Marshall / 08-Nov-013
Great poem William!
I agree great poem William.
Thanks ladies.This poem makes me feel so humble and close to the Lord.
just wondering if a common-in-law relationship between man and woman is from God. any opinions or ideas on this topic?
Blessings to all…..
please pray for a fellow who lost everything, all his money taken from his bank account, all the items in the house completely gone by a very selfish female; all the freezers emptied into the garbage, bedding from a small child taken, left with ZERO in the home, this all happened within a 4 hour time frame while fellow was at work….no red flags had surfaced as a warning….has terrific job but needs to get vehicle going again…..it is BIG mess BUT GOD has sprinkled some help here and there…..
the BIG job will be working through the forgiveness which has to come sometime….SO WE PRAY THE LORD WILL LEAD AND PROVIDE FOR THIS FAMILY….
Lord I pray for your intervention in this situation. What the enemy meant for evil, You alone are able to bring good out of it all. And I pray this in your Name Jesus, Amen!
This could be God testing you?I too was a victim of a “very selfish female”.I didn’t learn until after our divorce that she had a the characteristics of Bi-polarism.Long story and still fighting to forgive.You will get through this in your ‘new life’.Apparently,you have turned to God so maybe,if I’m right,He got your attention with this and did you a favour.
Have faith and keep praying.God bless
Psalm 139…How marvelous that He knit us together in our Mother’s womb. He knows all our ways, and understands our thoughts!!
139:14 and 17,18 “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knows right well.
How precious also are your thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: When I awake, I am still with You.”
Praise Your Holy Name!!!
beautiful Irene, just so beautiful God bless you……
thankful for swimming! thankful for pharmacy delivering meds, thankful for being able to play the ukulele, just so thankful for everything that God has done in my life. thankful for this prayer blog;
need the Lord to show me what to do! I pray for Him to send me the right room mate; I pray to sell the tires; also the dish cloths;, keep putting the money on my loan, again, so thankful to the Lord for all His blessings of this day!
Agreeing in prayer with you, Sah, for all your need, in Jesus Name, Amen!