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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Ryan Long

Ryan Long

My name is Ryan. More importantly, today is Frank Darden's birthday!!! If you see Frank, please give him a hug!

A.W. Tozer said that what comes to mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you. When I think about God, I think of Truth. Now that you know the most important thing about me (per Tozer), here are a few less important (but fun!) facts:

  • I find sports rather boring unless I'm physically at a game.
  • I enjoy a good economics book or political podcast.
  • I like dancing.
  • I love running.

April 10, 2017

THE QUEST FOR TRUTH


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Psalm 68:19-35

19 Blessed be the Lord,
who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation. Selah
20 Our God is a God of salvation,
and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
21 But God will strike the heads of his enemies,
the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways.
22 The Lord said,
“I will bring them back from Bashan,
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,
23 that you may strike your feet in their blood,
that the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from the foe.”

24 Your procession is [1] seen, O God,
the procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary—
25 the singers in front, the musicians last,
between them virgins playing tambourines:
26 “Bless God in the great congregation,
the Lord, O you [2] who are of Israel's fountain!”
27 There is Benjamin, the least of them, in the lead,
the princes of Judah in their throng,
the princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.

28 Summon your power, O God, [3]
the power, O God, by which you have worked for us.
29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem
kings shall bear gifts to you.
30 Rebuke the beasts that dwell among the reeds,
the herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples.
Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute;
scatter the peoples who delight in war. [4]
31 Nobles shall come from Egypt;
Cush shall hasten to stretch out her hands to God.

32 O kingdoms of the earth, sing to God;
sing praises to the Lord, Selah
33 to him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens;
behold, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
34 Ascribe power to God,
whose majesty is over Israel,
and whose power is in the skies.
35 Awesome is God from his [5] sanctuary;
the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people.
Blessed be God! (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 68:24 Or has been
[2] 68:26 The Hebrew for you is plural here
[3] 68:28 Probable reading; Hebrew Your God has summoned your power
[4] 68:30 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain
[5] 68:35 Septuagint; Hebrew your

MEMORY VERSES

Psalm 121:8

The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.