A Song of Ascents. “Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth”— let Israel now say—“Greatly have they afflicted me from my youth, yet they have not prevailed against me. The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long their furrows.” The LORD is righteous; he has cut the cords of the wicked. May all who hate Zion be put to shame and turned backward! Let them be like the grass on the housetops, which withers before it grows up, with which the reaper does not fill his hand nor the binder of sheaves his arms, nor do those who pass by say, “The blessing of the LORD be upon you! We bless you in the name of the LORD!”
We see a pattern as we approach the end times, that, perhaps an over simplification, that resistance to the Word of God grows exponentially. Less and less acceptance of the Bible as authoritative in moral and ethical matters, let alone as a guide to a life of reconciliation with the LORD, God, the Almighty.
Look at that last line. How often do you hear someone end a conversation with “God bless you” today? I ended a phone conversation a few days ago, granted that had had a degree of tension, with that phrase. Silence for a short period of time, then the other person said, “I’ll accept that, God bless you also.” Hallelujah!
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Morning Psalm 33, Noon Psalm 119:105-112, Evening Psalm 26
An alternate Reading Plan is 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.
Or set your own reading schedule up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits. But a daily time in the Word of the LORD is an absolute.