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January 9, 2020

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Read (and Hear) the Bible in One Year
New American Standard Bible for 2020

Text: Genesis 27-28
Audio: Genesis 27-28

Psalm 29 (ESV)

A Psalm of David.

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
    the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
    and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
    and strips the forests bare,
    and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
    the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!

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. The voice of the Lord is powerful;
        the voice of the Lord is full of majesty (Psalm 29:4).

    Creator and Sustainer of All Things

    When we read the creation account in Genesis 1, we learn that God literally spoke things into existence. He didn't need a building plan or permit. He was and is the Master Architect who created all things and sustains all things according to His will. 

    God did not set things into motion like a watchmaker and walk away from His masterpiece. As He was intricacy involved in making everything that has been made, He is intricately involved in every aspect of His creation. 

    Although we may question just how involved He is because there is so much evil in this world, His involvement should be evident to us. 

    The same God who created the heavens and the earth creates in every believer the very faith that saves us and binds us to Him forever. 

    Jesus said in Matthew 10:29-30 "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered."

    Talk about being intricacy involved in our lives!

    Hebrews 1:3 says of Jesus, "He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high."

    If God created all things and sustains all things, we can trust Him with anything and everything we are going through – the good, the bad and the ugly!

     ~ Puritan Prayer ~

    "I Will Wait For You To Lead Me" by Jeremiah Burroughs

    "Lord, I am hungry for righteousness—but I cannot find it. And I hope this will be my concern forever: whatever becomes of me, I will reject unrighteousness. I pray that I will not meddle with it and will have nothing to do with it. Through your mercy I hope to keep that prayer forever in my heart.

    Lord, if there be but one drop of mercy in me to show pity to others, is there not an infinite ocean of mercy in you?

    And Lord, you who know the secrets of all hearts, you know the desire of my soul to know your will."

    (Excerpt taken from Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans)

  2. "The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
        and strips the forests bare,
        and in his temple all cry, 'Glory!'"

    What a perfectly-timed psalm this morning! Can't you just hear the joy of the psalmist as he glorifies God?

    So many songs came to mind, like “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “Glory to God in the Highest,” and “We Glorify Your Name,” but this one is the strongest expression right now of how I feel after spending my morning reflecting on the inexpressible joy of knowing Jesus Christ:

    May the words of my mouth and the intentions of my heart glorify God today!


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