Monday, September 30, 2019


Today’s Reading: Psalms 51-53

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This is a fresco found in ancient Ephesus, which is in modern-day Turkey.

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Key Verses: Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your generous Spirit.


The third Psalm in today’s reading tells us twice that “There is none who does good, no not one” (53:1, 3). David wrote eloquent words, but Jesus put our confession much more bluntly. Jesus told the story of the man who, while standing at the back of the Temple in Jerusalem, hit himself over and over on his chest crying out, “God be merciful to me a sinner!” Jesus said that this man went home justified before God! Jesus guarantees that this prayer will change our lives (see Luke 18:9-14). To support this fact we can believe other Scriptures. In John 6:37a, Jesus gives us His Word that “The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” These are the Words of Jesus and when we believe these Words, we are received by God. We confess our sin and are assured by the Apostle John that “He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Having done this, it’s of vital importance to tell a fellow believer. Here’s a toll-free number to call to talk to a caring person…Crossroads 24/7 prayer line: 1-866-273-4444.


Lord God, I am making King David’s prayer my own! I’m reading to You the words found in our key verses, Psalm 51:10-12. Amen!!!


Yes, by God’s grace I seek to live in an attitude of sorrow for sin and joy in forgiveness 24/7. One of the amazing evidences of God’s grace is found in the ministry of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.  Over the years, more than 12 million ministry telephone calls have been answered on our Prayer Lines. Let me mention it for the second time in this blog posting…Need prayer? Call 1-866-273-4444 toll free.

Yours for learning from King David, and, most of all, from Jesus,


This Feline was kind enough to strike a pose in the smaller of the two amphitheatres in the ruins of ancient Ephesus.

13 thoughts on “Monday, September 30, 2019

  1. Thank You, Lord, for every good thing. We pray again for your guidance for this country and its people. Oh, how we need You! Cleanse us, Lord, of all our sins, and lead us in your everlasting ways. In Jesus’s name, amen

    • TY Rob; yes May the Lord bless and guide us and may He also lead and guide our countries and may the Lord lead people to Him; confess our sins to Him and receive forgiveness of all our sins; Thank You Lord,
      Thank you Lord for the community meal tonight; bless the couple who sang; bless the Bible leaders; this is very well attended meal and it speaks high that people want to be together to pray and eat and sing praises to the Lord, bless all Lord

  2. Thank you Rob I am agreeing in pray with you, I also prayed David’s prayer from Psalm 51:10-12. I thank God for this blog and for everyone who follows it.
    Bless and touch each one today dear Lord, you know us inside and out, what is troubling us whether spiritually or physically. Bring healing and strength where it is needed. I pray this in the Precious Name of Jesus, Amen. Have a great day, Eleanor M.

  3. ..This country needs all Christians to make an effort to pray corporately and privately for new godly leaders to step up.(He will lead them if they come forth.)If only our leaders could see themselves as David did himself and repent as he did and ask for God to ‘…renew a steadfast spirit within…’,then our nation would change to follow God and not Satan.
    I knew this poem was about the US,in particular,but also the west in general then as the US elections drew near I became quite sure it was also about Trump.(Whom I did not like at that time.)
    Under God

    One nation under God that denies Me,
    Will fall apart and be devoured,
    If you refuse my love that’s free,
    As if I am something now soured.

    Your enemies have delivered my warning,
    Therefore turn back to find truth,
    For the wolves only bring mourning
    From the sacrifice of your youth.

    Greed is now what too many now preach,
    For the demon has reached within,
    But you can still change to teach,
    So the children may turn from sin.

    If you allow the wolves in their power,
    To consume with endless thirst,
    Then you are guilty at this hour
    In helping bring about the worst.

    So remove the wolves behind the crown,
    For they are deeply entrenched,
    And let them and their filth drown
    As my laws are tightly clenched.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 11/09/2013
    14 if my people, who are called by my
    name, will humble themselves and pray
    and seek my face and turn from their
    wicked ways, then I will hear from
    heaven, and I will forgive their sin and
    will heal their land.2 Chronicles 7

  4. We are in Your Presence, Lord God; and we honour and worship You. All for Your Glory; on earth, as it is in heaven. Wishing all saints a blessed day; may it be bountiful and full of grace.

    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 ESV

    Create in me a clean heart oh God by Maranatha Singers

  5. yes, create in a clean heart Oh God!

    True repentance is what is what the Lord hears

    Fall is in the air out here in the West

    Have a wonderful day, bloggers!

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