A daily dose of spiritual exercise for men in various stages of their Christian walk

– Pray – Read Psalm 18:37-50 “They cried for help, but there was no one to save them — to the Lord, but he did not answer.” Psalm 18:41 – Observe So, here we have a case where someone’s life was threatened, they cried out to YHWH for rescue, and YHWH allowed them to be […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 18:25-36 “You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.” Psalm 18:36 – Observe God has done something like this for me with my family of origin. I grew up in a home devoid of abuse and with no threat of divorce. Most of my peers […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 18:16-24 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.” Psalm 18:16 – Observe Later, David explains that God did this because of David’s righteousness. The question that immediately pops into my mind is: Why did God allow David to be […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 18:7-15 “The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast from your nostrils.” Psalm 18:15 – Observe Sometimes, I cause air to rush out of my nostrils in a little snort. No one is harmed when […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 18:1-6 “In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.” Psalm 18:6 – Observe David was not physically present at the temple in Jerusalem to ask for help from […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 17:1-15 “As for the deeds of men – by the words of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.” Psalm 17:4 – Observe David seems to be making a distinction here between the written word and the spoken word of God. David had the law […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 15:1-5 “who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the Lord, who keeps his oath seven when it hurts,” Psalm 15:4 – Observe How can we avoid casting a slur on our fellow man (v3) and despise a vile man at the same time? Usually, it is by […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 16:1-11 “because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.” Psalm 16:10 – Observe David’s body rotted, but Jesus’ body did not rot. Peter used that evidence to claim that David here was prophesying about Jesus: the Holy Lamb of God. […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 14:1-7 “There they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous.” Psalm 14:5 – Observe I often believe the arrogant words I hear and forget how close most mean really are to fear. When God is present, their confidence evaporates faster than the morning […]

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– Pray – Read Psalm 13:1-6 “I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me.” Psalm 13:6 – Observe I used to think that this was a decision to praise God with singing in the middle of a bad time, based on God’s past goodness. Now, I am thinking that it […]

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