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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Kelsey Carroll

Kelsey Carroll

@socialkelsey

Kelsey Carroll here (a/k/a @socialkelsey). Lucky bride of @alexcarroll. I have a special place in my heart for college ministry, since I met my Dallas-born husband at FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) in college. Originally from Long Island, I relocated to Texas, and I have been a #ProudTexan ever since. Together, we lead a freshmen small group for Watermark's college ministry, which is now part of #ThePorch. Oh, and why all the hashtags? I work in social media marketing at a tech company. #blessed

April 7, 2017

GOD’S ENEMIES ARE NO MATCH FOR HIS CONSUMING FIRE


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Psalm 68:1-18

God Shall Scatter His Enemies

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.

68:1 God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered;
and those who hate him shall flee before him!
As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
as wax melts before fire,
so the wicked shall perish before God!
But the righteous shall be glad;
they shall exult before God;
they shall be jubilant with joy!

Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;
his name is the Lord;
exult before him!
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.

O God, when you went out before your people,
when you marched through the wilderness, Selah
the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain,
before God, the One of Sinai,
before God, the God of Israel.
Rain in abundance, O God, you shed abroad;
you restored your inheritance as it languished;
10 your flock [1] found a dwelling in it;
in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy.

11 The Lord gives the word;
the women who announce the news are a great host:
12 “The kings of the armies—they flee, they flee!”
The women at home divide the spoil—
13 though you men lie among the sheepfolds—
the wings of a dove covered with silver,
its pinions with shimmering gold.
14 When the Almighty scatters kings there,
let snow fall on Zalmon.

15 O mountain of God, mountain of Bashan;
O many-peaked [2] mountain, mountain of Bashan!
16 Why do you look with hatred, O many-peaked mountain,
at the mount that God desired for his abode,
yes, where the Lord will dwell forever?
17 The chariots of God are twice ten thousand,
thousands upon thousands;
the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.
18 You ascended on high,
leading a host of captives in your train
and receiving gifts among men,
even among the rebellious, that the Lord God may dwell there. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 68:10 Or your congregation
[2] 68:15 Or hunch-backed; also verse 16

MEMORY VERSES

Psalm 121:7

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.