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

– Pray – Read Psalm 83:1-8 “Even Assyria has joined them to lend strength to the descendants of Lot.” Psalm 83:8 – Observe The psalms are NOT in chronological order. The last few have been about events after the destruction of Jerusalem by Babylon. This one jumps back to the time when Assyria was just […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 82:1-8 “But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other ruler.” Psalm 82:7 – Observe This psalm calls on God to judge ‘gods’. Verse 7 reveals whom the psalmist is referring to. He is talking about those rulers who call themselves gods and yet are unwilling […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 81:1-16 “Those who hate YHWH would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever.” Psalm 81:15 – Observe I have been thinking that a loving God would not force anyone who hates Him to spend eternity in His presence. So, God restricted His own omnipresence and created a place […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 80:12-19 “Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man you have raised up for yourself.” Psalm 80:17 – Observe This is a clear reference to the Messiah. The one chosen by God (‘raised up for yourself’), approved by God (‘at your right hand’), […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 80:1-11 “Restore us, O God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.” Psalm 80:7 – Observe “Make your face shine” is a strange phrase that no one really knows for sure the meaning of today. That’s why the NIV translated it so literally from the […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 79:9-13 “Help us, O God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake.” Psalm 79:9 – Observe Even when Israel sinned, they had the hope that God would stop punishing for the sake of His reputation as a God protecting […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 79:1-8 “Do not hold against us the sins of the fathers; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.” Psalm 79:8 – Observe After Jerusalem was destroyed by Babylon, the best and brightest were carried off. Those that were left were not the best […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 78:65-72 “Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a man wakes from the stupor of wine.” Psalm 78:65 – Observe Was God drunk? Of course not! This is just a word picture to communicate with the sudden increase in visible activity. It contrasts what God did NOT do (when […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 78:56-64 “When God hear them, he was very angry; he rejected Israel completely.” Psalm 78:59 – Observe His rejection was complete, but temporary. This is always God’s way with His chosen people. He may punish them severely and justly, be He never rejects them forever. – Do Avoid God’s temporary […]

– Pray – Read Psalm 78:40-55 “They did not remember his power – the day he redeemed them from the oppressor,” Psalm 78:42 – Observe Sin is never a problem for me – provided I remember God’s power. Sin is always a problem for me when I neglect to even think about His power. Put […]

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