• Facing Fear with Praise

    | Feb 25, 2018
    As David faced his fears and expressed them to God in Psalm 27, he began with worship, celebrating the power and faithfulness of his God. The key to the entire song is verse 1. It consists of two similar sentences.
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  • Frozen by Fear

    | Feb 24, 2018
    One of the most paralyzing problems in all of life is fear. Our fears are directed in so many areas: fear of the unknown, fear of calamity, fear of sickness, disease, and death, fear of people, fear of losing our jobs, . . .
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  • Waiting with Patience

    | Feb 23, 2018
    As David concludes his song about the grinding pain of unjust treatment and his chosen responses, he then commits to patience. Resolved: I will patiently stand and wait for relief.
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  • Staying Faithful Together

    | Feb 22, 2018
    David's prayer for protection while enduring mistreatment didn't merely ask God for help; the king's song included a commitment on his part. Resolved: I will be faithful in public worship.
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  • An Attitude of Gratitude

    | Feb 21, 2018
    King David knew the sting of unjust treatment as keenly as anyone in history. To keep mistreatment from undermining his relationship with God, he put some resolutions into a song.
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  • Open before the Lord

    | Feb 20, 2018
    As David endured unfair treatment despite his doing what was right, He cried out to God in the verses of Psalm 26. As we read his anguished lyrics, we will uncover some resolutions David made.
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  • Mistreated, Misjudged, and Maligned

    | Feb 19, 2018
    If I were asked to give a popular title to Psalm 26, it would be: "How to Do Right When You've Been Done Wrong." We have all been "done wrong," haven't we? Maybe that describes your circumstance right now.
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  • The Shepherd Secures the Future

    | Feb 18, 2018
    As David brings his song of the sheep to a close, having reflected on the Lord's faithful care throughout his life, he then considers his future.
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  • The Shepherd Provides Abundantly

    | Feb 17, 2018
    As David's song of the sheep concludes, he suddenly drops the analogy to consider his own experience of God, both as a simple man in need of a Savior and as a king in need of divine guidance.
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  • The Shepherd Restores

    | Feb 16, 2018
    As a former shepherd keeping watch over flocks in the wilderness, the composer of Psalm 23 understood the nature of sheep, including their bad habit of wandering.
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  • In the Shepherd’s Care

    | Feb 15, 2018
    Like many of the songs found in the Bible, Psalm 23 states its case in the first verse and simply verifies it in the remainder of the song. The key thought is this: Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall lack nothing!
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  • The Woeful Song of Frightened Sheep

    | Feb 14, 2018
    I have observed that few inner battles are more fierce than the daily grind of uncertainty. No doubt you, too, have encountered one or more of its many faces as you have struggled with a career choice, new direction in life, . . .
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  • Listening with Retuned Ears

    | Feb 13, 2018
    David sums up his feelings in Psalm 19 with a brief prayer. In fact, these three lines are some of the most familiar in the entire book of Psalms.
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  • God’s Incomparable Word

    | Feb 12, 2018
    As David considers the impact of God's written communication in the second section of Psalm 19, he's prompted to appraise the value of Scripture. He uses two illustrations for the purpose of comparison.
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  • God Is Not Silent

    | Feb 11, 2018
    The heavens may declare God's power and glory, but they do not declare His will or His plan and promise of salvation. God has communicated those marvelous truths only in His Word—the living Scriptures, the Bible.
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  • God Speaks through His Creation

    | Feb 10, 2018
    David has packed a lot of great theology into a short space in Psalm 19. Unfortunately, we can hit only the highlights of these 14 verses because neither time nor space permits us to dig into the depths of each one.
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  • A Deafening Silence

    | Feb 09, 2018
    Ever felt completely removed from God's awareness? It's almost like you're standing at the bottom of a long stairway looking up, isn't it? The light is off, and even though you knock or call out for a response, nothing happens.
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  • Secure in God

    | Feb 08, 2018
    While salvation is entirely a work of God—an unconditional commitment on His part to preserve those He has saved (John 10:28–29; Romans 8:28–39; 2 Timothy 1:12)—He gives us a genuine stake in maintaining the quality of our spiritual lives.
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  • Integrity in Relationships

    | Feb 07, 2018
    David's Psalm 15 explores the characteristics of a person who enjoys fellowship with the Lord in this life. As you consider each facet of integrity, take note of the Lord's emphasis on relationships.
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  • Facets of Integrity

    | Feb 06, 2018
    David's song, Psalm 15, opens with a probing question about our experience of fellowship with God in the temporal realm, our relationship with Him in daily life.
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