The scripture that stood out to me today comes from Psalm 18. David sang this psalm to the Lord after the Lord rescued him from Saul and other enemies.
Verses 1-2 say, “I love you, Lord; you are my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.”
These verses stood out to me because they are an excellent example of what our attitude towards God should be. First and foremost, we should love God and boldly proclaim so! We should acknowledge that the Lord is our strength; without the Lord’s strength, we have none.
He is indeed our rock and fortress. And most importantly, he is our savior!
Thanks be to God!
Todays’ reading included the song of Moses, as well as a psalm that tradition says he wrote, Psalm 90. The verses that stood out to me today are from the Psalm. Psalm 90:13-17 says:
13 O Lord, come back to us!
How long will you delay?
Take pity on your servants!
14 Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love,
so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
15 Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery!
Replace the evil years with good.
16 Let us, your servants, see you work again;
let our children see your glory.
17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval
and make our efforts successful.
Yes, make our efforts successful!
Today’s reading: Deuteronomy 31:30-32:58; Psalm 90
Tomorrow’s reading: Deuteronomy 33:1-34:12; Joshua 1:1-2:24