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A Contemplation of Asaph.O God, why have You cast us off forever? Psalm 74:1-8

A Contemplation of Asaph.O God, why have You cast us off forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture? Remember Your congregation, whichYou have purchased of old, The tribe of Your inheritance, whichYou have redeemed—This Mount Zion where You have dwelt. 

Lift up Your feet to the perpetual desolation. The enemy has damaged everything in the sanctuary. Your enemies roar in the midst of Your meeting place; They set up their banners for signs. They seem like men who lift up Axes among the thick trees. And now they break down its carved work, all at once, With axes and hammers. They have set fire to Your sanctuary; They have defiled the dwelling place of Your name to the ground. They said in their hearts, "Let us destroy them altogether." They have burned up all the meeting places of God in the land.

Was Asaph presentiment? Did he foresee the slash and burn approach to the faith that is standard practice for the Evil One Today? Perhaps we do not see the raw physical destruction of our places of worship very often, but ridicule, mockery and using the LORD's name in vain are common today.

We need to be willing to stand before the LORD, preaching the Gospel and calling sinners to account.

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Reading

Morning Psalm 21, Noon Psalm 119:57-64, Evening Psalm 67.

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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