Ayin I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors. Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me. My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise. Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes. I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies! It is time for the LORD to act, for your law has been broken Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold. Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way.
I do hate every false way, but LORD, I confess difficulty in recognizing some if not most. Could part of the problem be an unwillingness to recognize a false way? Maybe a very large part? Does Satan sugar coat his blandishments as chocolate coated the ice cream bar that I just finished a few minutes ago? Absolutely! Go ahead, John, it’s just a few calories and will be so refreshing. He never mentions the sugar and carbs, the fat and the calories (or equivalent thereof).
But Your way is satisfying, filled with energy and sound directions, bringing joy and communion with You without sneaky side effects.
LORD, a special request for a very dear friend, for over 50 years. She is very with ill something that the physicians have not been able to identify for over two weeks.
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Morning Psalm 144, Noon Psalm 119:129-136, Evening Psalm 75 If you follow this regimen, you will pray through the Psalms every 47 days or just under 8 times per year.
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. This plan, over a several year period will result in an average reading of the entire Bible in slightly over twice per year. I've been following this plan since 1989 and still find the mixture of Scriptures presented each day to be a delightful way to end my day. The NLB app has a scheduling tool that assists greatly in keeping track of the reading list.
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.
Suggested Supplementary Reading
The Christian’s Creed: Embracing the Apostolic Faith by Dr. Stanley D. Gale. There is also a workbook available.