Verse of the Day

Daily Devotion 

By:  Bro. Bob Maynard
 

17 November 2017 Verse of the Day

Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  (John 3:5 NKJV)

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Your Throne, O God, Is Forever
Psa 45:1-17  For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love. My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.  (2)  You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.  (3)  Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty!  (4)  And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.  (5)  Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.  (6)  Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.  (7)  You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of joy above Your fellows.  (8)  All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.  (9)  Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.  (10)  Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear: Forget your people and your father’s house;  (11)  Then the King will desire your beauty. Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.  (12)  The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.  (13)  The King’s daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven with gold.  (14)  She will be led to the King in embroidered work; The virgins, her companions who follow her, Will be brought to You.  (15)  They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing; They will enter into the King’s palace.  (16)  In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make them princes in all the earth.  (17)  I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations; Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.
 
God Is Our Fortress
Psa 46:1-11  For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.  (2)  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;  (3)  Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.  (4)  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.  (5)  God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.  (6)  The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted.  (7)  The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.  (8)  Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has wrought desolations in the earth.  (9)  He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.  (10)  “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  (11)  The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


16 November 2017 Verse of the Day

You must follow the LORD your God and fear Him. You must keep His commands and listen to His voice; you must worship Him and remain faithful to Him.  (Deuteronomy 13:4 HCSB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Send Out Your Light and Your Truth
Psa 43:1-5  Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation; O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!  (2)  For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?  (3)  O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places.  (4)  Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.  (5)  Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
 
Come to Our Help
Psa 44:1-26  For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. O God, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us The work that You did in their days, In the days of old.  (2)  You with Your own hand drove out the nations; Then You planted them; You afflicted the peoples, Then You spread them abroad.  (3)  For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.  (4)  You are my King, O God; Command victories for Jacob.  (5)  Through You we will push back our adversaries; Through Your name we will trample down those who rise up against us.  (6)  For I will not trust in my bow, Nor will my sword save me.  (7)  But You have saved us from our adversaries, And You have put to shame those who hate us.  (8)  In God we have boasted all day long, And we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah.  (9)  Yet You have rejected us and brought us to dishonor, And do not go out with our armies.  (10)  You cause us to turn back from the adversary; And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.  (11)  You give us as sheep to be eaten And have scattered us among the nations.  (12)  You sell Your people cheaply, And have not profited by their sale.  (13)  You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scoffing and a derision to those around us.  (14)  You make us a byword among the nations, A laughingstock among the peoples.  (15)  All day long my dishonor is before me And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,  (16)  Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the presence of the enemy and the avenger.  (17)  All this has come upon us, but we have not forgotten You, And we have not dealt falsely with Your covenant.  (18)  Our heart has not turned back, And our steps have not deviated from Your way,  (19)  Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals And covered us with the shadow of death.  (20)  If we had forgotten the name of our God Or extended our hands to a strange god,  (21)  Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.  (22)  But for Your sake we are killed all day long; We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.  (23)  Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord? Awake, do not reject us forever.  (24)  Why do You hide Your face And forget our affliction and our oppression?  (25)  For our soul has sunk down into the dust; Our body cleaves to the earth.  (26)  Rise up, be our help, And redeem us for the sake of Your lovingkindness.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


15 November 2017 Verse of the Day

He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.  (Proverbs 3:34 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

O Lord, Be Gracious to Me
Psa 41:1-13  For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.  (2)  The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.  (3)  The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.  (4)  As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”  (5)  My enemies speak evil against me, “When will he die, and his name perish?”  (6)  And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.  (7)  All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt, saying,  (8)  “A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down, he will not rise up again.”  (9)  Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.  (10)  But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up, That I may repay them.  (11)  By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.  (12)  As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.  (13)  Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.
 
Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul?
Psa 42:1-11  For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God.  (2)  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?  (3)  My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”  (4)  These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.  (5)  Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.  (6)  O my God, my soul is in despair within me; Therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan And the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar.  (7)  Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.  (8)  The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.  (9)  I will say to God my rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”  (10)  As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries revile me, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”  (11)  Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


14 November 2017 Verse of the Day

And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.  (Acts 4:31 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

What Is the Measure of My Days?
Psa 39:1-13  For the choir director, for Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. I said, “I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle While the wicked are in my presence.”  (2)  I was mute and silent, I refrained even from good, And my sorrow grew worse.  (3)  My heart was hot within me, While I was musing the fire burned; Then I spoke with my tongue:  (4)  “LORD, make me to know my end And what is the extent of my days; Let me know how transient I am.  (5)  “Behold, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my lifetime as nothing in Your sight; Surely every man at his best is a mere breath. Selah.  (6)  “Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.  (7)  “And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You.  (8)  “Deliver me from all my transgressions; Make me not the reproach of the foolish.  (9)  “I have become mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is You who have done it.  (10)  “Remove Your plague from me; Because of the opposition of Your hand I am perishing.  (11)  “With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.  (12)  “Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner like all my fathers.  (13)  “Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may smile again Before I depart and am no more.”
 
My Help and My Deliverer
Psa 40:1-17  For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.  (2)  He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.  (3)  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD.  (4)  How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.  (5)  Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.  (6)  Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.  (7)  Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.  (8)  I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.”  (9)  I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know.  (10)  I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.  (11)  You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.  (12)  For evils beyond number have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are more numerous than the hairs of my head, And my heart has failed me.  (13)  Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; Make haste, O LORD, to help me.  (14)  Let those be ashamed and humiliated together Who seek my life to destroy it; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.  (15)  Let those be appalled because of their shame Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”  (16)  Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, “The LORD be magnified!”  (17)  Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


13 November 2017 Verse of the Day

I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.”  (Psalms 40:8 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

He Will Not Forsake His Saints
Psa 37:1-40  A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.  (2)  For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb.  (3)  Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.  (4)  Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.  (5)  Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.  (6)  He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday.  (7)  Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.  (8)  Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing.  (9)  For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.  (10)  Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.  (11)  But the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.  (12)  The wicked plots against the righteous And gnashes at him with his teeth.  (13)  The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming.  (14)  The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow To cast down the afflicted and the needy, To slay those who are upright in conduct.  (15)  Their sword will enter their own heart, And their bows will be broken.  (16)  Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.  (17)  For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.  (18)  The LORD knows the days of the blameless, And their inheritance will be forever.  (19)  They will not be ashamed in the time of evil, And in the days of famine they will have abundance.  (20)  But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish—like smoke they vanish away.  (21)  The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.  (22)  For those blessed by Him will inherit the land, But those cursed by Him will be cut off.  (23)  The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.  (24)  When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.  (25)  I have been young and now I am old, Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants begging bread.  (26)  All day long he is gracious and lends, And his descendants are a blessing.  (27)  Depart from evil and do good, So you will abide forever.  (28)  For the LORD loves justice And does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.  (29)  The righteous will inherit the land And dwell in it forever.  (30)  The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.  (31)  The law of his God is in his heart; His steps do not slip.  (32)  The wicked spies upon the righteous And seeks to kill him.  (33)  The LORD will not leave him in his hand Or let him be condemned when he is judged.  (34)  Wait for the LORD and keep His way, And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.  (35)  I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.  (36)  Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more; I sought for him, but he could not be found.  (37)  Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; For the man of peace will have a posterity.  (38)  But transgressors will be altogether destroyed; The posterity of the wicked will be cut off.  (39)  But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble.  (40)  The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, Because they take refuge in Him.
 
Do Not Forsake Me, O Lord
Psa 38:1-22  A Psalm of David, for a memorial. O LORD, rebuke me not in Your wrath, And chasten me not in Your burning anger.  (2)  For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me.  (3)  There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation; There is no health in my bones because of my sin.  (4)  For my iniquities are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.  (5)  My wounds grow foul and fester Because of my folly.  (6)  I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long.  (7)  For my loins are filled with burning, And there is no soundness in my flesh.  (8)  I am benumbed and badly crushed; I groan because of the agitation of my heart.  (9)  Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.  (10)  My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.  (11)  My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.  (12)  Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.  (13)  But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.  (14)  Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.  (15)  For I hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.  (16)  For I said, “May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me.”  (17)  For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.  (18)  For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.  (19)  But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully.  (20)  And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.  (21)  Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me!  (22)  Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


12 November 2017 Verse of the Day

You shall therefore love the LORD your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.  (Deuteronomy 11:1 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Great Is the Lord
Psa 35:1-28  A Psalm of David. Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; Fight against those who fight against me.  (2)  Take hold of buckler and shield And rise up for my help.  (3)  Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”  (4)  Let those be ashamed and dishonored who seek my life; Let those be turned back and humiliated who devise evil against me.  (5)  Let them be like chaff before the wind, With the angel of the LORD driving them on.  (6)  Let their way be dark and slippery, With the angel of the LORD pursuing them.  (7)  For without cause they hid their net for me; Without cause they dug a pit for my soul.  (8)  Let destruction come upon him unawares, And let the net which he hid catch himself; Into that very destruction let him fall.  (9)  And my soul shall rejoice in the LORD; It shall exult in His salvation.  (10)  All my bones will say, “LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?”  (11)  Malicious witnesses rise up; They ask me of things that I do not know.  (12)  They repay me evil for good, To the bereavement of my soul.  (13)  But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.  (14)  I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.  (15)  But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered themselves together; The smiters whom I did not know gathered together against me, They slandered me without ceasing.  (16)  Like godless jesters at a feast, They gnashed at me with their teeth.  (17)  Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions.  (18)  I will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will praise You among a mighty throng.  (19)  Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.  (20)  For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful words against those who are quiet in the land.  (21)  They opened their mouth wide against me; They said, “Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!”  (22)  You have seen it, O LORD, do not keep silent; O Lord, do not be far from me.  (23)  Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.  (24)  Judge me, O LORD my God, according to Your righteousness, And do not let them rejoice over me.  (25)  Do not let them say in their heart, “Aha, our desire!” Do not let them say, “We have swallowed him up!”  (26)  Let those be ashamed and humiliated altogether who rejoice at my distress; Let those be clothed with shame and dishonor who magnify themselves over me.  (27)  Let them shout for joy and rejoice, who favor my vindication; And let them say continually, “The LORD be magnified, Who delights in the prosperity of His servant.”  (28)  And my tongue shall declare Your righteousness And Your praise all day long.
 
How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love
Psa 36:1-12  For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. Transgression speaks to the ungodly within his heart; There is no fear of God before his eyes.  (2)  For it flatters him in his own eyes Concerning the discovery of his iniquity and the hatred of it.  (3)  The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.  (4)  He plans wickedness upon his bed; He sets himself on a path that is not good; He does not despise evil.  (5)  Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.  (6)  Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep. O LORD, You preserve man and beast.  (7)  How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.  (8)  They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; And You give them to drink of the river of Your delights.  (9)  For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.  (10)  O continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.  (11)  Let not the foot of pride come upon me, And let not the hand of the wicked drive me away.  (12)  There the doers of iniquity have fallen; They have been thrust down and cannot rise.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


11 November 2017 Verse of the Day

For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.  (Deuteronomy 10:17 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Steadfast Love of the Lord
Psa 33:1-22  Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright.  (2)  Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.  (3)  Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.  (4)  For the word of the LORD is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness.  (5)  He loves righteousness and justice; The earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD.  (6)  By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.  (7)  He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses.  (8)  Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.  (9)  For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.  (10)  The LORD nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.  (11)  The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.  (12)  Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.  (13)  The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men;  (14)  From His dwelling place He looks out On all the inhabitants of the earth,  (15)  He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.  (16)  The king is not saved by a mighty army; A warrior is not delivered by great strength.  (17)  A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength.  (18)  Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness,  (19)  To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.  (20)  Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.  (21)  For our heart rejoices in Him, Because we trust in His holy name.  (22)  Let Your lovingkindness, O LORD, be upon us, According as we have hoped in You.
 
Taste and See That the Lord Is Good
Psa 34:1-22  A Psalm of David when he feigned madness before Abimelech, who drove him away and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  (2)  My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice.  (3)  O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.  (4)  I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.  (5)  They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces will never be ashamed.  (6)  This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him And saved him out of all his troubles.  (7)  The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.  (8)  O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!  (9)  O fear the LORD, you His saints; For to those who fear Him there is no want.  (10)  The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.  (11)  Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.  (12)  Who is the man who desires life And loves length of days that he may see good?  (13)  Keep your tongue from evil And your lips from speaking deceit.  (14)  Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.  (15)  The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.  (16)  The face of the LORD is against evildoers, To cut off the memory of them from the earth.  (17)  The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles.  (18)  The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.  (19)  Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.  (20)  He keeps all his bones, Not one of them is broken.  (21)  Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will be condemned.  (22)  The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


10 November 2017 Verse of the Day

Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,  (Deuteronomy 10:12 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit
Psa 31:1-24  For the choir director. A Psalm of David. In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me.  (2)  Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me.  (3)  For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.  (4)  You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me, For You are my strength.  (5)  Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O LORD, God of truth.  (6)  I hate those who regard vain idols, But I trust in the LORD.  (7)  I will rejoice and be glad in Your lovingkindness, Because You have seen my affliction; You have known the troubles of my soul,  (8)  And You have not given me over into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a large place.  (9)  Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also.  (10)  For my life is spent with sorrow And my years with sighing; My strength has failed because of my iniquity, And my body has wasted away.  (11)  Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.  (12)  I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind; I am like a broken vessel.  (13)  For I have heard the slander of many, Terror is on every side; While they took counsel together against me, They schemed to take away my life.  (14)  But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, “You are my God.”  (15)  My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.  (16)  Make Your face to shine upon Your servant; Save me in Your lovingkindness.  (17)  Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.  (18)  Let the lying lips be mute, Which speak arrogantly against the righteous With pride and contempt.  (19)  How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men!  (20)  You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man; You keep them secretly in a shelter from the strife of tongues.  (21)  Blessed be the LORD, For He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged city.  (22)  As for me, I said in my alarm, “I am cut off from before Your eyes”; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried to You.  (23)  O love the LORD, all you His godly ones! The LORD preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer.  (24)  Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the LORD.
 
Blessed Are the Forgiven
Psa 32:1-11  A Psalm of David. A Maskil. How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!  (2)  How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit!  (3)  When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long.  (4)  For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.  (5)  I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”; And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.  (6)  Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.  (7)  You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.  (8)  I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.  (9)  Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.  (10)  Many are the sorrows of the wicked, But he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him.  (11)  Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


9 November 2017 Verse of the Day

Looking at them, Jesus *said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”  (Mark 10:27 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

Ascribe to the Lord Glory
Psa 29:1-11  A Psalm of David. Ascribe to the LORD, O sons of the mighty, Ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.  (2)  Ascribe to the LORD the glory due to His name; Worship the LORD in holy array.  (3)  The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders, The LORD is over many waters.  (4)  The voice of the LORD is powerful, The voice of the LORD is majestic.  (5)  The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars; Yes, the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.  (6)  He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, And Sirion like a young wild ox.  (7)  The voice of the LORD hews out flames of fire.  (8)  The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; The LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.  (9)  The voice of the LORD makes the deer to calve And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everything says, “Glory!”  (10)  The LORD sat as King at the flood; Yes, the LORD sits as King forever.  (11)  The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace.
 
Joy Comes with the Morning
Psa 30:1-12  A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David. I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.  (2)  O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.  (3)  O LORD, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit.  (4)  Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name.  (5)  For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.  (6)  Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, “I will never be moved.”  (7)  O LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain to stand strong; You hid Your face, I was dismayed.  (8)  To You, O LORD, I called, And to the Lord I made supplication:  (9)  “What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?  (10)  “Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me; O LORD, be my helper.”  (11)  You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,  (12)  That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 


8 November 2017 Verse of the Day

In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?  (Psalms 56:4 NASB)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with me in 2 years:

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation
Psa 27:1-14  A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?  (2)  When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.  (3)  Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me, In spite of this I shall be confident.  (4)  One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.  (5)  For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.  (6)  And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.  (7)  Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me.  (8)  When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”  (9)  Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation!  (10)  For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the LORD will take me up.  (11)  Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes.  (12)  Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.  (13)  I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.  (14)  Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
 
The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield
Psa 28:1-9  A Psalm of David. To You, O LORD, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit.  (2)  Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.  (3)  Do not drag me away with the wicked And with those who work iniquity, Who speak peace with their neighbors, While evil is in their hearts.  (4)  Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices; Requite them according to the deeds of their hands; Repay them their recompense.  (5)  Because they do not regard the works of the LORD Nor the deeds of His hands, He will tear them down and not build them up.  (6)  Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my supplication.  (7)  The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.  (8)  The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.  (9)  Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard

 



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