Sunday Psalms 3

Psalm 3

Father, God, answer my prayer. You have made me right in Your eyes. You have calmed my fears. Forgive me and hear my prayer.

Why do so many hate me? Will they ever stop listening to the lies and dishonesty of the know-it-alls?

God knows His children! He hears me when I call.

Think about why you’re so angry. Don’t always say what you are thinking. Do not sin!

Repent and trust God!

Shine down on me! Let me know Your goodness and joy.

In my sleep, You alone protect me. You give me peace!

Sunday Psalms are the Psalms in my own words.  You can click on the Psalm number at the top to read it from the NIV Bible.

Sunday Psalms

Psalm 2

Why do people (and nations) plot and lie against the LORD and His people?

God laughs at them. He gets angry with them and says, “Who do you think you are? The One I have chosen is King, seated on the Throne on My Holy Mountain.”

God has decreed, “You are my Son (Jesus), I am your Father! All I have is Yours. You will use an iron rod and dash them to smithereens. You will win the battle!”

And so, leaders and kings, be wise and be warned. Serve the LORD or His wrath will destroy you in a flash.

Blessed are all who take refuge in HIM!

Sunday Psalms are the Psalms in my own words.  You can click on the Psalm number at the top to read it from the NIV Bible.

Watch Your Tongue

One of our biggest mistakes is thinking our words don’t matter. Yes, they do!

God created us with the ability to speak. We are the only part of His creation that can choose the words we say. Our words can lift up and tear down. Our words have the power of life and death. (Proverbs 18:21)

James 3:7-8 tells us that even though we can tame all the rest of creation we cannot do so with our tongues, the words we speak. So how do we control this small part of our bodies? Let me say this with as much love in my words as possible. We can’t do it alone! Matthew 19:26 holds the answer. Jesus, using words that give great hope, said this, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

There’s the answer! Give it to God! Ask for His forgiveness. Apologize and ask for the forgiveness of the person you have harmed with your words. Then, give God praise for His forgiveness.

Abba, Father, give us strength to control what we say. Guide our words. As David says in Psalm 119:133, “Direct my footsteps according to Your Word, let no sin rule over me.” Make it so in the Precious and Holy Name of Your Son, Jesus.

Guide Me!

God breathed these words into David’s heart. This King of Israel knew he could do nothing without God’s guidance. It’s the same for us!

Abba, Father, teach me what I need to know. Direct me on the path You have chosen. Open my heart, mind, and soul to Your voice.

Keep It In Mind!

Do you have Bible verses firmly planted in your mind? What was the last Bible verse you memorized?

I really hope you have an arsenal of memorized Bible verses ready to use every time you need them. There are 31,102 to choose from. Every one of them was breathed by God onto the pages of His Word to be used by us in every situation, circumstance, and aspect of our lives.

Why should we have God’s Word ready in our minds at any moment? David says it very simply in Psalm 119:11 — “I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Yes, David sinned (see 2nd Samuel 11 through the end of his life) but if he hadn’t known God’s word, and hidden it in his mind (heart), he wouldn’t have known it was a sin to do some of the things he did. He also knew he had to ask God’s forgiveness.

These simple words, written and prayed by David, and passed on to us show perfect repentance. David penned them when he was made aware of his sin.

Which of the 31,102 verses will you choose to keep in your mind?

Abba, Father, help us know and use Your word in every activity and event in our lives. Show us what You want to have firmly planted in our memories.