……..the Word that can help to wipe out your troubles daily. Really- it’s true!! A long time ago we discussed reading the Psalms and Proverbs through each month Psalms: 5 Psalms a day. Proverbs: 1 each day. Psalms teach us how to live with God. Proverbs teach us how to live with each other.
There are a couple of little hiccups along the way with Psalms. There are 150 of them. Five a day would give you enough for a 30 day month but what happens when there are 31 days and what happens on the 24th of the month when you should be reading 116 – 117 – 118 – 119 – 120 and you find that 119 has 176 verses!!!!!!!! Well. The plan of attack is this way. On day 24 you read Psa. 116 – 117 – 118. DAY 25 will always be the day to read only Psa. 119.
On day 26, pick up with Psa. 120 – 121 – 122 – 123 – 124. Now. When you get down to the 31st you will have six Psalms to read. When there is no 31st – work them in whatever way you find “healthy” for you to do.
Psalm 119 is a most interesting Psalm. I have so many favorite vss. within.
Throughout this Psalm you will read the words precepts and statutes. Look in a Concordance and get the meaning of each so you know what you are reading.
Vs. 37: “Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things…”
Vs. 89, 90: “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations.”
Vs. 114: “You are my hiding place….”
I want to give you my five great Psalms for your week. One a morning. You may put them in any order you like, but I have given them an order for my heart so my week is connected business-wise to God’s Word in all ways.
Monday. Psalm 23. This was the one my husband and I prayed to our Lord every night before going to bed for many years. To this day, I now do it alone. Because there is no other way to get through life if the Word is not stabbing the fringe of your life in all ways. The theme for this day: HE LEADS!!!!
Tuesday. Psalm 121. Theme for this day: Help comes from the Lord.
Wednesday. Psalm 46. Theme for the day: We find rest and peace.
Thursday. Psalm 91. Theme for the day: God protects our way.
Friday. Psalm 103. Our Redeemer crowns us with love and compassion.
Enjoy expanding the depth of your devotional periods. Don’t let them get “blah”. They will I can guarantee that.
You might also be interested in that though I do not have Psalm 90 listed above, both 90 and 91 were not from David’s pen. They come from Moses. The wordage – the thoughts are put together in such a richness and development of awesomeness for the Heavenly Father that you know they were penned by Moses. Moses was extremely mature in his writing. The texture of thought is deeper – doesn’t seem to run so rampart as with David. David was constantly running from this or that. Moses was simply letting God drip from his very being as he wrote. You can’t miss the difference.
Don’t let the opportunity to enrich your lives and to enrich the way you think and express yourself to your Lord become tarnished because you simply read this and do nothing about it. Think you are going to remember it for another time. You won’t. I guarantee. You will simply keep on keeping on at being mundane. Don’t let it happen to you.
I have friends who always tell me, “You always know how to do things Marge”. So do you. But you are lazy. If I have ever done anything different, special, striking, it is because I read somewhere, of something that sounded like something I wanted to try. I wrote it down and my goal was always to use it within the month unless of course it was seasonal, then I would use it ASAP.
Enjoy. Don’t think rabbit,,,,,,,,think mink……….always. Even with your studying.
In His Hands. Marge