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May 24, 2020

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New American Standard Bible for 2020

Text: Nehemiah 1-3
Audio: Nehemiah 1-3

Psalm 144 (ESV)

Of David.

Blessed be the Lord, my rock,
    who trains my hands for war,
    and my fingers for battle;
he is my steadfast love and my fortress,
    my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield and he in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples under me.

Lord, what is man that you regard him,
    or the son of man that you think of him?
Man is like a breath;
    his days are like a passing shadow.

Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down!
    Touch the mountains so that they smoke!
Flash forth the lightning and scatter them;
    send out your arrows and rout them!
Stretch out your hand from on high;
    rescue me and deliver me from the many waters,
    from the hand of foreigners,
whose mouths speak lies
    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

I will sing a new song to you, O God;
    upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,
10 who gives victory to kings,
    who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.
11 Rescue me and deliver me
    from the hand of foreigners,
whose mouths speak lies
    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

12 May our sons in their youth
    be like plants full grown,
our daughters like corner pillars
    cut for the structure of a palace;
13 may our granaries be full,
    providing all kinds of produce;
may our sheep bring forth thousands
    and ten thousands in our fields;
14 may our cattle be heavy with young,
    suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;
may there be no cry of distress in our streets!
15 Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!
    Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord!

English Standard Version (ESV)
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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  1. Man is like a breath;
        his days are like a passing shadow (Psalm 144:4)

    A Passing Shadow

    Life is like a mist
    Here and gone tomorrow
    Teach us to number our days

    All flesh is grass
    And glory like a flower
    That withers and falls away

    Help us to look carefully
    At how we walk like the wise
    Making the best use of the time
    As the days are evil

    Help us to not be foolish
    Not as unwise but wise
    Making the best use of the time
    Knowing your will

    We are like a breath
    Our time a passing shadow
    Here for a moment
    But gone tomorrow

    Make use of the time
    Make use of the time

    (James 4:14; Psalm 90:12; 1 Peter 1:24; Ephesians 5:15-17; Psalm 144:4)

  2. I love this!

    God has blessed me so much, and I want to praise Him and show Him my gratitude. I really do want to "make use of the time," and He helps me to do that everyday. 

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