Daily Bible Study

@just4him (257855)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
November 25, 2021 6:31am CST
Day 167 Psalm 31:1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. 2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me. 3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore, for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. 4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength. 5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth. 6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD. 7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; 8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room. 9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. 10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength fails because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed. 11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbors, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they who saw me without fled from me. 12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel. 13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life. 14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. 15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them who persecute me. 16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake. 17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. 18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. 19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them who fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them who trust in thee before the sons of men! 20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath showed me his marvelous kindness in a strong city. 22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless, thou heard the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee. 23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserves the faithful, and plentifully rewards the proud doer. 24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye who hope in the LORD. Do you know where to turn when things look bad? Do you have friends who will help when you ask them? Will they stand by your side through thick and thin? Will you do the same for them? David knew where to turn for help. He knew he couldn’t rely on people. He could only rely on God to come to his aid when his life hung in the balance. David started this prayer by telling God he trusted in Him. Then he asked God to come to his defense. He told God how his enemies came against him and asked God to hide him in His secret place. He finished his prayer by telling those who trusted God to be of good courage, strengthen their hearts, and hope in the LORD. As Christians, often you look for your answers from your contact list on your phones. You look through the list to see who you can count on when trouble hits. It is only when you exhaust your contact list that you try to take care of it yourself. When that fails, then you turn to God. David didn’t go to his contact list of friends. He went directly to God. He knew he couldn’t do anything in his strength. But he knew God could save him in His strength. David knew He could because he trusted God. God saved him throughout his life. He knew God wouldn’t let him down when he needed him. Are you facing tough circumstances? Instead of going to your contact list, turn to God. He is the only person who will help you and lead you to the right person or place where you will find your answers. Let God lead you. Let Him show you the way through your problems. Let’s pray: Father, You know the problems facing me. Help me turn to You first, not last. Show me the right person and place I need to go for the answers. I trust You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen. Copyright © 25 November 2021 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Nawsheen (28418)
• Mauritius
25 Nov
Thank you for sharing those beautiful words
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@cacay1 (65399)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Nov
@Nawsheen, very inspiring and encouraging.
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@just4him (257855)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Nov
@Nawsheen You're welcome. Have a blessed day.
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@just4him (257855)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Nov
@cacay1 Thank you.
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@Nakitakona (46272)
• Philippines
25 Nov
It's not the thing to be ashamed of in trusting and serving the Lord.
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@just4him (257855)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Nov
I agree. Have a blessed day.
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@Nakitakona (46272)
• Philippines
25 Nov
@just4him Thanks so much. Enjoy your day and God bless.
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@cacay1 (65399)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Nov
Thanks for sharing the words of God Valerie. God is my only hope to assist me and help me during my difficult situations and during the hardest battle of life. To God goes all the glory. Amen.
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@just4him (257855)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Nov
You're welcome. Amen! Have a blessed day.