A Song of Ascents. Of David. If it had not been the LORD who was on our side— let Israel now say— if it had not been the LORD who was on our side when people rose up against us, then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their anger was kindled against us; then the flood would have swept us away, the torrent would have gone over us; then over us would have gone the raging waters.
Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped! Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Do I ever take the time and the effort to separate all the elements of my life in this fashion? Where and what are the raging waters of my life as a disciple of the LORD? Sometimes it is fellow members of the church who regard worship as a social obligation lasting at most for 45 minutes and timed at the convenience of the Sunday tee time. Sometimes it is a fellow member who demands a rigidity in our worship, refusing to allow the Holy Spirit to move among us to lead our praises.
But in these times of trial, do I remember to turn to my Savior and seek His help? Or do I insist on doing it myself? Probably!
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Morning Psalm 27,Noon Psalm 119:57-64, Evening Psalm 20
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.