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Monday, December 9, 2013

Psalm 13: Consider And Answer Me

Psalm 13: Consider And Answer Me

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Digging deeper: The Gospel

  • Galatians 4:4-7
  • Ephesians 1:3-10
  • Ephesians 2:1-7
  • Colossians 1:13-23

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Psalm 12: The Godly One Is Gone

Psalm 12: The Godly One Is Gone

To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David.

Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone;
for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.

Everyone utters lies to his neighbor;
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

May the Lord cut off all flattering lips,
the tongue that makes great boasts,
those who say, "With our tongue we will prevail,
our lips are with us; who is master over us?"

"Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,
I will now arise," says the Lord;
"I will place him in the safety for which he longs."

The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.

You, O Lord, will keep them;
you will guard us from this generation forever.

On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man.

Digging Deeper

THE SHEMINITH: sheminit "shem-ee-NEETH" (probably an eight-stringed lyre); from shemini (eight)

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