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But You have cast us off and put us to shame, And You do not go out with our armies Psalm 44:9-17

But You have cast us off and put us to shame, And You do not go out with our armies. You make us turn back from the enemy, And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.  You have given us up like sheep intended for food, And have scattered us among the nations. You sell Your people for next to nothing, And are not enriched by selling them. You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scorn and a derision to those all around us. You make us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples. My dishonor is continually before me, And the shame of my face has covered me, Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles, Because of the enemy and the avenger. All this has come upon us; But we have not forgotten You, Nor have we dealt falsely with Your covenant.

There is a strong break between yesterday's passage and today's. Yesterday dealt with David's pledge of loyalty to the LORD; today's is essentially the LORD's rejection of David's pledge. But David renews his pledge in loyalty in the last line.

Is the lesson to me that just because I have continued in my pledge of loyalty, does not guarantee that the LORD, God, the Almighty is finished with my training regarding that issue?


Morning Psalm 38 Noon Psalm 119:113-120 Evening Psalm 127,

Alternate Reading Plan is to select the number of chapters to reead a day and set up your own reading plan based on that number. It does not matter how many, what is important is consistency in a daily study of the Scriptures

I suggest either setting aside a period of the day to read all, or break the readings up into morning, mid-day, and evening series. Both approaches have their advantages, and both will build an awareness of the Bible as a whole over time.