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To Bring to Remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O LORD! Psalm 70:1-5

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm Of David. To Bring to Remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me! Make haste to help me, O LORD!Let them be ashamed and confounded Who seek my life; Let them be turned back and confused Who desire my hurt. Let them be turned back because of their shame, Who say, "Aha, aha!"

Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, "Let God be magnified!" But I am poor and needy; Make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.

I'm confused by the 'but' in the paragraph above. David appears to be singling himself out as one who needs special attention. He needs to plead for the LORD's special protection from his enemies; yet feels overlooked as one who is included among those who have been called into His favor.

Yes, there are times when I get hit with a serious case of the “Why me, LORD?”s I want to question Him. Why did You give me Romans 8:28? When are you going to deliver? I think I know the answer even before I shake my fist at Him. It's when I”m mature enough in my faith to properly handle the answer. Until then it is very likely that I will regard it as an indication of my special status as some sort of Senior Saint.

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Reading

Morning Psalm 8, Noon Psalm 119:129-136, Evening Psalm 54.

Alternate Reading Plan based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation.

Set your own up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits.

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.

Join the Ailbe Community

As a member of the Ailbe Community you join a movement for revival, renewal, and awakening built upon prayer, sharing, and mutual edification. The Ailbe Community is devoted to practicing the Kingship of Jesus in every area of our lives.

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