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Reflections on My Daily Bible Reading Wednesday­­­­­­, May 12, 2010

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 57-59

Things to remember in today’s reading:

  • David perhaps wrote the words of the 57th Psalm as he contemplated his escape from Saul to the Cave of Adullam or the Cave at Engedi (1st Samuel 22:1 or 24:3)
  • Though physical refuge may have been elusive, David expresses confidence that his soul can always find refuge in God!
  • David is faithful that God will fulfill His purpose in Him!
  • God will judge the earth and its tyrants will be brought to justice
  • David perhaps wrote the words of the 59th Psalm when Saul sent man to watch his house in order to kill him (1st Samuel 19:11)

Things God is teaching me in today’s reading:

  • God is my fortress and my strength!
  • God will protect, deliver and save His children!
  • God’s people will sing praises to Him, extolling His great love and magnifying his holy name!
  • Those nations who think they are the world powers, God will hold in derision as he rouses Himself to punish them

Things to act on in today’s reading:

  • I will praise the Lord with my lips and with my heart!
  • When I feel the pressures of the day (“the storms of destruction” of 57:1?) crushing in upon me, I will take refuge in the shadow of God’s wings!
  • I will trust God to fulfill His purpose for me (57:2) while trying my best to sell my skills, experience, and energies to help companies solve their challenges!

Things to pray about in today’s reading:

  • For our rulers that they recognize God’s awesome power to control world events and to alter the course of time to fulfill His purposes
  • For a steadfast heart, O God!

Thanks for reading with me dear friend. Have a blessed day!!

— Randy Sexton

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