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05
Jul

Psalm 115-118

Daily Reading Psalm 115-118 Daily Thought Why, the psalmist wonders, would anyone put their trust in things that know nothing, with mouths that do not speak and eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear and noses that do not smell and hands that do not feel and feet that do not […]

04
Jul

Psalm 108-114

Daily Reading Psalm 108-114 Daily Thought In Psalm 108, David sings of the love of God, “For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds” (Psalm 108:4). God’s love is so great, the world can hardly contain it.  My love is earthbound. For example, I love ice cream. It […]

03
Jul

Psalm 106-107

Daily Reading Psalm 106-107 Daily Thought “Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in” (Psalm 107:4). Literally it says they just want a place to sit. They are “hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them” (v 5). Job to job, relationship to relationship, community to community, they wander, […]

02
Jul

Psalm 103-105

Daily Reading Psalm 103-105 Daily Thought “The universe is a pretty big space. It’s bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before,” says Ellie Arroway, a character in the movie “Contact,” adapted from a novel by American astrophysicist Carl Sagan. “So, if it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space, right?” As […]

01
Jul

Psalm 96-102

Daily Reading Psalm 96-102 Daily Thought When David became king, the country was divided and disheartened. Israel required a king who would unify and lead. How to pull a country together and point it in the right direction is the task of the new king, and David embraces it enthusiastically. Psalm 101, “I will sing” […]

30
Jun

Psalm 90-95

Daily Reading Psalm 90-95 Daily Thought Life is competition. There is always someone bigger, someone better, someone smarter, someone stronger. We are on a constant quest for improvement and achievement and growth. It is true in everything, except one thing: our God. There is no God bigger, no God better, no God smarter, no God […]

29
Jun

Psalm 86-89

Daily Reading Psalm 86-89 Daily Thought I am writing this on a Saturday. It’s Donut Day, and always has been. When we were little, my brother and I went with Dad to help him choose the right donuts. Later, the teen years, we preferred sleeping in. Still, Dad disappeared each Saturday, before we or the […]

28
Jun

Psalm 80-85

Daily Reading Psalm 80-85 Daily Thought God made the nation of Israel out of a promise to Abraham, raising her and caring for her, delivering her from Egypt and planting her in a land of her own. “I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people. I am […]

27
Jun

Psalm 78-79

Daily Reading Psalm 78-79 Daily Thought “Do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ Your heavenly Father knows that you need them” (Matthew 6:31-32). Still, Israel thinks it’s a game of chance. “Can God spread a table in the wilderness? Can he also give bread […]

26
Jun

Psalm 74-77

Daily Reading Psalm 74-77 Daily Thought “I can’t sleep!” That’s what Psalm 77:1-4 says, and we’ve all been there. Something is troubling and turning over and over in Asaph’s thoughts, “You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled I cannot speak” (Psalm 77:4). He’s focused on the problem and he can’t figure it out. […]

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