May 8 – Scripture of the Day


Today we continue in the Psalms. Included in today’s reading is the best known and perhaps most loved Psalm of all: Psalm 23.

A psalm of David.

1 The Lord is my shepherd;
   I have all that I need.
2 He lets me rest in green meadows;
   he leads me beside peaceful streams.
3     He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
   bringing honor to his name.
4 Even when I walk
 through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
   for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
   protect and comfort me.
5 You prepare a feast for me
   in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
   My cup overflows with blessings.
6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
   all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord

May 7 – Scripture of the Day


For the next several days in the 365 day chronological bible I’ll be reading the Psalms. The notes indicate that most of the psalms were not specifically dated, nor tied to specific events, though some have.

Today several verses stood out to me in two different psalms. First was Psalm 16:8, which says, “I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.”

This line reminds me of a wonderful song by Building 429 called “We Won’t Be Shaken.” It is a wonderful song. My favorite Building 429 sing is “Where I Belong.” Take a listen below.

The other verses that stood out to me come from Psalm 19. Verses 1, 8 and 12-13. They say:

1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
   The skies display his craftsmanship.
8 The commandments of the Lord are right,
   bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear,
   giving insight for living.
12 How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?
   Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant from deliberate sins!
   Don’t let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
   and innocent of great sin.