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A Journey Through the Psalms and Proverbs

Jimmy Ratcliffe

Jimmy Ratcliffe

Hi, fellow Journey friends! My name is Jimmy Ratcliffe. I'm a follower of Jesus, husband of Kristen, and dad to Jessica, Kaitlyn, Madison, Emily, and Alexandra. Yes, if you're counting, that's five daughters. I also have three grandchildren: Carmen, Joshua, and Scarlett. I enjoy hanging with my girls (while they still let me) and watching their sports, band, and choir.

I currently co-lead a group of men in Summit (Watermark's Thursday morning men's Bible study). It is great studying and sharing God's Word with these men.

August 24, 2017

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN. OUR GOD IS MIGHTY TO SAVE!


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Psalm 140

Deliver Me, O Lord, from Evil Men

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

140:1 Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men;
preserve me from violent men,
who plan evil things in their heart
and stir up wars continually.
They make their tongue sharp as a serpent's,
and under their lips is the venom of asps. Selah

Guard me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
preserve me from violent men,
who have planned to trip up my feet.
The arrogant have hidden a trap for me,
and with cords they have spread a net; [1]
beside the way they have set snares for me. Selah

I say to the Lord, You are my God;
give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O Lord!
O Lord, my Lord, the strength of my salvation,
you have covered my head in the day of battle.
Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
do not further their [2] evil plot, or they will be exalted! Selah

As for the head of those who surround me,
let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them!
10 Let burning coals fall upon them!
Let them be cast into fire,
into miry pits, no more to rise!
11 Let not the slanderer be established in the land;
let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!

12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and will execute justice for the needy.
13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name;
the upright shall dwell in your presence. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 140:5 Or they have spread cords as a net
[2] 140:8 Hebrew his

MEMORY VERSES

Psalm 110:1-7

1 The Lord says to my Lord:
'Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.'
2 The Lord sends forth from Zion
your mighty scepter.
Rule in the midst of your enemies!
3 Your people will offer themselves freely
on the day of your power,
in holy garments;
from the womb of the morning,
the dew of your youth will be yours.
4 The Lord has sworn
and will not change his mind,
'You are a priest forever
after the order of Melchizedek.'
5 The Lord is at your right hand;
he will shatter kings on the day of his wrath.
6 He will execute judgment among the nations,
filling them with corpses;
he will shatter chiefs
over the wide earth.
7 He will drink from the brook by the way;
therefore he will lift up his head.