Daily Scripture

Scripture for August 17, 2019

Scripture for the day is  Psalm 92:5-9

How great are your works, Lord,
    how profound your thoughts!
Senseless people do not know,
    fools do not understand,
that though the wicked spring up like grass
    and all evildoers flourish,
    they will be destroyed forever.

But you, Lord, are forever exalted.

For surely your enemies, Lord,
    surely your enemies will perish;
    all evildoers will be scattered.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, through your Spirit’s work in my life I see things now in my heart I used to be blind to. I see wondrous, moving, captivating things in your Word that I used to find uninteresting. Keep touching my eyes, my healer, until I see clearly. Amen.

Scripture for August 16, 2019

Scripture for the day is Psalm 92:1-4

It is good to praise the Lord
    and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
    and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
    and the melody of the harp.

For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord;
    I sing for joy at what your hands have done.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, let me know the rest and restoration that come from real worship. Only there can I get relief from the drain of worry, of self-consciousness, and of resentment. Send your Spirit to “make me glad by your deeds” and “sing for joy at what your hands have done.” Amen.

Scripture for August 15, 2019

Scripture for the day is Psalm 91:14-16

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Father, I want applause, approval, and praise from others. But that enslaves me. At night I toss in bed at snubs, at being ignored. Criticism feels like death. Help me live out of the joy and stability of knowing that I am your child and heir and that in Christ you delight in me. Amen.