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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Mike Uhlig

Mike Uhlig

@MikeUhlig

Many people know me for many different things. Some would say that they don’t know me in the way others say they know me. So, for those of you who don’t know me at all, here are some facts!

My name is Mike, and in exactly 28 days, I will graduate from Physician's Assistant school! I have been at Watermark since I moved to Fort Worth three years ago. I am extremely blessed by the spiritual growth the Lord has afforded me since then. I am an Eagle Scout, and my favorite cookies are snickerdoodles.

April 27, 2017

NOT FOR US, BUT FOR THE GLORY OF YOUR NAME!


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Psalm 79

How Long, O Lord?

A Psalm of Asaph.

79:1 O God, the nations have come into your inheritance;
they have defiled your holy temple;
they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
They have given the bodies of your servants
to the birds of the heavens for food,
the flesh of your faithful to the beasts of the earth.
They have poured out their blood like water
all around Jerusalem,
and there was no one to bury them.
We have become a taunt to our neighbors,
mocked and derided by those around us.

How long, O Lord? Will you be angry forever?
Will your jealousy burn like fire?
Pour out your anger on the nations
that do not know you,
and on the kingdoms
that do not call upon your name!
For they have devoured Jacob
and laid waste his habitation.

Do not remember against us our former iniquities; [1]
let your compassion come speedily to meet us,
for we are brought very low.
Help us, O God of our salvation,
for the glory of your name;
deliver us, and atone for our sins,
for your name's sake!
10 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants
be known among the nations before our eyes!

11 Let the groans of the prisoners come before you;
according to your great power, preserve those doomed to die!
12 Return sevenfold into the lap of our neighbors
the taunts with which they have taunted you, O Lord!
13 But we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
will give thanks to you forever;
from generation to generation we will recount your praise. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 79:8 Or the iniquities of former generations

MEMORY VERSES

Psalm 8:1

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.