Posts with the category “psalms”
by Tim Canosa on January 5th, 2024
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.Psalm 145:21One of the ongoing reminders of the Psalms is that creation isn’t just about humans. In some sense, all creation praises the name of God. No, not necessarily with their mouths. Maybe you were imagining a Kangaroo bursting into “Praise the Lord”. That would be fun.But take for instance Ps...
by Tim Canosa on January 4th, 2024
The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.Psalm 145:20How does God relate to His people? What about those who aren’t (His people)? The Psalmist highlights the radically different way God views those who ultimately reject His goodness. Though our modern minds might baulk at the justice of God, it’s an important reminder of reality. God is both Father and Judge. God’...
by Tim Canosa on January 3rd, 2024
The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;He hears their cry and saves them.Psalm 145:17-19A feeling that most Christians experience is that feeling that God is far from us. Have you ever felt that? Do you feel that right now?It’s understandable. In some se...
by Tim Canosa on January 2nd, 2024
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.Psalm 145:14-16There are 7.8 billion people in the world. Isn’t that crazy. And the vast majority (90%+) are fed and clo...
by Tim Canosa on January 1st, 2024
The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you.They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,so that all people may know of your mighty actsand the glorious splendour of your kingdom.Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,and your dominion endures through all generations.Psalm 145:9-13We live in the age...
by Tim Canosa on December 31st, 2023
The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you.Psalm 145:9Happy new year everyone. Another year gone. What a year. Just take a moment to think about your year. How would you describe it in one word? What do you want to remember? What would you prefer to forget? Every year is different. But one thing remains the same. Go...
by Tim Canosa on December 30th, 2023
The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.Psalm 145:8If you had to summarise your Christmas experience in one or two words, what would it be? ‘Joyful celebration’, ‘good food’, ‘family fun’ or something like that? For me, it might be (if I was to be very truthful), ‘short fuse’ or ‘abounding in frustration’. After a long year, watching family come together only to figh...
by Tim Canosa on December 29th, 2023
One generation commends your works to another;they tell of your mighty acts.They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—and I will meditate on your wonderful works.They tell of the power of your awesome works—and I will proclaim your great deeds.They celebrate your abundant goodnessand joyfully sing of your righteousness.Psalm 145:4-7Between Christmas and New Year, we will take a break fro...
Psalm 145:1-3 (part 2)
by Tim Canosa on December 28th, 2023
I will exalt you, my God the King;I will praise your name for ever and ever.Every day I will praise youand extol your name for ever and ever.Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;his greatness no one can fathom.Psalm 145:1-3Between Christmas and New Year, we will take a break from normal programming and spend the week in Psalm 145.I want to continue to reflect on these few verses. The Psalmi...
by Tim Canosa on December 27th, 2023
I will exalt you, my God the King;I will praise your name for ever and ever.Every day I will praise youand extol your name for ever and ever.Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;his greatness no one can fathom.Psalm 145:1-3Between Christmas and New Year, we will take a break from normal programming and spend the week in Psalm 145.The end of the year means school assemblies and awards at pri...
by Tim Canosa on April 29th, 2023
May my cry come before you, Lord; give me understanding according to your word.May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.I long for your salvation, Lord,...
by Tim Canosa on April 28th, 2023
QophI call with all my heart; answer me, Lord, and I will obey your decrees.I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, Lord, according to your laws.Tho...
by Tim Canosa on April 27th, 2023
TsadheYou are righteous, Lord, and your laws are right.The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.Trouble an...
by Tim Canosa on April 26th, 2023
PeYour statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your...
by Tim Canosa on April 25th, 2023
AyinI have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.Ensure your servant’s well-being; do not let the arrogant oppress me.My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees.I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.It is time for ...
by Tim Canosa on April 24th, 2023
SamekhI hate double-minded people, but I love your law.You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.You reject all who stra...
by Tim Canosa on April 23rd, 2023
NunYour word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.I have suffered much; preserve my life, Lord, according to your word.Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.The wicked have set a snare for me, bu...
by Tim Canosa on April 22nd, 2023
MemOh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.I have not departed from your laws, for you...
by Tim Canosa on April 21st, 2023
LamedhYour word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.Save me, for I am yo...
by Tim Canosa on April 20th, 2023
KaphMy soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?”Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?The arrogant dig pits to trap me, contrary to your law.All your commands are trustw...
by Tim Canosa on April 19th, 2023
YodhYour hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.Let your compassion come to me that I may live,...
by Tim Canosa on April 18th, 2023
TethDo good to your servant according to your word, Lord.Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I deli...
by Tim Canosa on April 17th, 2023
HethYou are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey your words.I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your...
by Tim Canosa on April 16th, 2023
ZayinRemember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law.I remember, Lord, your ancient laws, and I find comfort in them.Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.Your decrees are the theme of my song whereve...
by Tim Canosa on April 15th, 2023
WawMay your unfailing love come to me, Lord, your salvation, according to your promise;then I can answer anyone who taunts me, for I trust in your word.Never take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.I will speak of your statutes before ki...
by Tim Canosa on April 14th, 2023
HeTeach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.Fulfill your promise...
by Tim Canosa on April 13th, 2023
DalethI am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law.I have chos...
by Tim Canosa on April 12th, 2023
GimelBe good to your servant while I live, that I may obey your word.Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.You rebuke the arrogant, who are accursed, those who stray from your commands.Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your s...
by Tim Canosa on April 11th, 2023
BethHow can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees.With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.I rejoice in following your statutes as one rej...
by Tim Canosa on April 10th, 2023
AlephBlessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—they do no wrong but follow his ways.You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands....
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