THOUGHT FOR TODAY


From Psalm 138(NLT):

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I give You thanks, O LORD, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods. I now before Your holy Temple as I worship. I praise Your name for Your unfailing love and faithfulness; for Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your name.

As soon as I pray, You answer me; You encourage me by giving me strength. Every king in all the earth will thank You, LORD, for all of them will hear Your words.

Yes, they will sing about the LORD’s ways, for the glory of the LORD is very great. Though the LORD is great, He cares for the humble, but He keeps His distance from the proud. Though I am surrounded by troubles, You will protect me from the anger of my enemies. You reach out Your hand, and the power of Your right hand saves me.

The LORD will work out His plans for my life-for Your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for You made me.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY


From Psalms 71:1-6, 19-22(NLT):

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O LORD, I have come to You for protection; don’t let me be disgraced. Save me and rescue me, for You do what is right. Turn Your ear to listen to me, and set me free. Be my rock of safety where I can always hide.

Give the order to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress. My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors. O LORD, You alone are my hope. I’ve trusted You, O LORD, from childhood. Yes, You have been with me from birth; from my mother’s womb You have cared for me. No wonder I am always praising You!

Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens. You have done such wonderful things. Who can compare with You, O God? You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but You will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.

You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again. Then I will praise You with music on the harp, because You are faithful to Your promises, O my God.

THOUGHT FOR TODAY


From Psalms 9:1-10(NLT):

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I will praise You, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things You have done. I will be filled with joy because of You. I will sing praises to Your name, O Most High. 

My enemies retreated; they staggered and died when You appeared. For you have judged in my favor; from Your throne You have judged with fairness. You have rebuked the nation’s and destroyed the  wicked; You have erased their names forever.

The enemy is finished, in endless ruins; the cities You uprooted are now forgotten. But the LORD reigns forever, executing judgement from His throne. He will judge the world with Justice and rule the nations with fairness. The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for You. 

THOUGHT FOR TODAY


It is good to give thanks to the Lord , to sing praises to the Most High. It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning, your faithfulness in the evening, accompanied by a ten-stringed instrument, a harp, and the melody of a lyre. You thrill me, Lord , with all you have done for me! I sing for joy because of what you have done. O Lord , what great works you do! And how deep are your thoughts. Only a simpleton would not know, and only a fool would not understand this: Though the wicked sprout like weeds and evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever. But you, O Lord , will be exalted forever. Your enemies, Lord , will surely perish; all evildoers will be scattered. But you have made me as strong as a wild ox. You have anointed me with the finest oil. My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies; my ears have heard the defeat of my wicked opponents. But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. For they are transplanted to the Lord ’s own house. They flourish in the courts of our God. Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green. They will declare, “The Lord is just! He is my rock! There is no evil in him!”
Psalms 92:1‭-‬15 NLT
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