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

– Pray – Read Psalm 69:1-12 “for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.” Psalm 69:9 – Observe When Jesus angrily cleared the Temple, this verse came to the disciples’ minds. But, David’s zeal for God’s house led to weeping and fasting (v10). David was […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 68:32-35 “You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!” – Observe Not only is God worthy of praise because of His awesome power, but He gives power and strength to His people. – Do Ask […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 68:21-31 “Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.” Psalm 68:29 – Observe David wrote this before the temple was built, and his prophecies came true. Many kings brought gifts to his son, Solomon, after the temple was built. Egypt sent envoys and Solomon married a daughter […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 68:11-20 “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” Psalm 68:19 – Observe If God daily bears our burdens, then there is no reason for us to bear them at all! There is absolutely no logical reason for us to worry about anything! – […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 68:1-10 “Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, O God, you provided for the poor.” Psalm 68:10 – Observe A good harvest meant there was plenty of grain on the edges of fields for landless poor people to harvest and have food to eat. All they had to […]

It is an interesting process that God uses to discipline Israel. More than once, He employs the service of pagan empires to invade Israel and defeat them as a way of driving them back to Himself. Either they will humble themselves before the devastation and beg for God’s help to avoid it, or they realize […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 67:1-7 “Then the land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us.” Psalm 67:6 – Observe “Then” refers to all the peoples praising God. Apparently, a good harvest depends on lots of people praising God. In order for all the peoples to praise God, they all have […]

Atheist-types always get a chuckle out of various stories of state legislatures trying to redefine the mathematical constant of pi to be exactly 3. The justification is often a reading of Scripture where a large bowl is said to have a circumference three times larger than the diameter. So the well-meaning (but rather ignorant) reader […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 66:13-20 “Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!” Psalm 66:20 – Observe Sometimes, I have been hesitant to tell people what God has done for me, afraid that they will think that I have too high a view of myself. David […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 66:1-12 “Sing the glory of his name; make his joy glorious!” Psalm 66:2 – Observe This verse struck me as strange sounding. I am used to saying “sing TO someone”,”sing ABOUT something”, “sing a song”, and “sing “, but not “sing the glory of his name”. That does not fit […]

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