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I have become as a wonder to many, But You are my strong refuge. Psalm 71:7-16

Psalm 71:7-16

I have become as a wonder to many, But You are my strong refuge. Let my mouth be filled with Your praise And with Your glory all the day.  Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails. For my enemies speak against me; And those who lie in wait for my life take counsel together, Saying, "God has forsaken him; Pursue and take him, for there is none to deliver him."

O God, do not be far from me; O my God, make haste to help me! Let them be confounded and consumed Who are adversaries of my life; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor Who seek my hurt. But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more. My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And Your salvation all the day, For I do not know their limits. I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.

David continues to pour out the many dimensions that his trust in the LORD takes. I'm reminded of a brother who occasionally remarks that in his experience as a pastor that whenever he called on the congregation to praise the LORD, the response was a unified “Praise the LORD” from the audience and silence. Now look at this Psalm for the many ways in which David finds as reason to Praise the LORD. Somewhere around 16 in 10 verses; this short section of 175 translated words is focused 16 reasons for David, and us, to Praise the LORD.

Have I found 16 reasons to Praise the LORD in the approximately 6 hours that I have been awake so far today? My conscience is screaming a loud NO.

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Reading

Morning Psalm 10 Noon Psalm 119:145-162, Evening Psalm 56.

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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