Today’s Reading: Psalms 145-146
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Key Verses: Psalms 145:3,13
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!…Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
Psalm 145 is another acrostic poem in the Hebrew language. It serves as an introduction to the final five hymns of praise and worship! The theme is in verse five. David extols, blesses, meditates, declares, speaks, and tells us all that every day he will make known with his mouth the praises of the Lord! Praising God not only involves private and public worship but let us never forget that it means telling others in the world around us, particularly teaching the next generation all about God and His mighty deeds!
In Psalm 146 the great king, David, makes a declaration. We are to praise the greatest King, the One Who is King of kings! David states that as long as he lives he will practice what he preaches to us. He ends the Psalm with another, “PRAISE THE LORD!!!”
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I know that You alone are the One in whom I can put total, ultimate trust. Therefore, I trust the One Who did as Psalm 146 says, “Opens the eyes of the blind,” “Raises those who are bowed down and loves the righteous” (remember He gives us His righteousness by faith), “Watches over the strangers,” “Relieves the fatherless and widow,” and “Turns upside down” (the wicked). In the Name of this One, the One Whose Name is Jesus, I pray. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
This day here in Canada is called “Remembrance Day.” We remember those who gave their lives to secure our peace and freedoms in this land. I think that I can best honour these who fell in battle by focusing on the death of the Lord Jesus Christ in the greatest war of all…the war against sin, death itself, the devil and his forces of evil. In 2013 I attended a Remembrance function on the eleventh of November. I sat at a table with a mother and father who had lost a son in the Afganistan war. Their son had a premonition of his death and made a videotape for his parents. I’ve just read again Psalm 146:5a, where there’s another use of the word, “Happy.” In yesterday’s reading there were two uses of “Happy.” I am a happy person! Praise the Lord!!!
Yours for remembering to remember, not just once a year but daily!
In honour of the brave who fought and died, that we may remain free, this Remembrance Day.
In Flanders Fields
BY JOHN MCCRAE
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”
Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae
An extra post as this song keeps playing over and over in my head. His blessings upon you fellow saints in the Lord.
Say also: “Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and deliver us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.” 1 Chronicles 16:35 ESV
Worthy of it All (Lyric Video)
Thank you for both recordings- very inspiring, and timely. Probably have to speak this afternoon, at my Brother’s Gravesite (died in V.Nam war). Your postings speak much better than my words-
A true God-sent-gift.
God has blessed us all through so very many lives who fought and died, and fought and lived. ALL carry the memories forward of war and peace and ‘freedom!’
Special remembrance today for my dad and my sons service in ww2 and Afghanistan. God is so good. He brought them back home safely. Thank you Lord.
Going to services in town this morning.
May God bless you all today.
Wonderful Nan. Beautiful worship song & poem, Beverlee. Blessings all today. Thankful for all who fought for our freedoms.
“Don’t put your confidence in powerful people;
there is no help for you there.
When they breathe their last, they return to the earth,
and all their plans die with them.
But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He made heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them.
He keeps every promise forever.
He gives justice to the oppressed
and food to the hungry.
The Lord frees the prisoners.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are weighed down.
The Lord loves the godly.
The Lord protects the foreigners among us.
He cares for the orphans and widows,
but he frustrates the plans of the wicked.”
Father God, thank You for giving Your all for us. And we thank You for the many sacrifices of those who fought, and even still fight today, for freedom.
We remember that we are still in a war for Truth, a war for people’s souls. Bless all those who serve You and others even at the cost of their jobs, their reputations, and even their lives.
We ask that You give our leaders wisdom as they make decisions that affect so many. Bless the counsel of the righteous, and confound the plans of the ungodly. We ask in Jesus’s name, knowing that Your plans will ultimately prevail. Praise You for that!
Amen…I am in my nineties. My husband served from 1939 to 1945 and passed away approximately 20 years ago . We had a wonderful marriage of 50+ years and I thank Godi for all servicemen and the country I live in.
Thanks be to God for all who served for this Country and who still serve, in so very many ways and places.
Thank you for prayer, Rob.
Let God’s Truth, Righteousness, and Love prevail, over and in us all!
Thank you Lord for all who served and are still serving so that we can enjoy our freedoms. Bless and protect them and watch over their families.
We will not forget their sacrifice!
We Remember 🌺