“As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.” Psalm 18:30 Psalm 18 is attributed to David. The text of this psalm is also found in 2 Samuel 22 with some variations. The superscription indicates that this psalm was David’s hymn of celebration to…

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35 Though the delay of Christ’s second coming might lead some to conclude that He will not appear, His promised return will indeed come to pass. Then, everything else will fail. In contrast, Jesus’ Word will stand forever since the words…

“In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.” Isaiah 12:4 The Lord’s people break out in song because of their salvation, proclaiming God’s deeds to all people. Those who know the Word are…

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.” Psalm 33:12 “Blessed” means to be manifestly happy; those who listen to God’s counsel will be happy. “Nation” is “the people He chose” for His heritage. Israel was God’s chosen people. The tribes of Israel were each given a…

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.” Proverbs 14:34 “Righteousness” means blamelessness, honesty, justice, and is an attribute of God praised in the Psalms. The expression “in Your righteousness deliver me” describes the psalmist asking God to keep His promise of salvation. He is the source of righteousness, which is the basis for…

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 17:9-10 The Lord explains to Jeremiah and His people the severity and magnitude of their sin…

“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” Romans 12:3 This verse is part of a set of instructions that…

“The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.” Zechariah 14:9 “King over the whole earth” means that all earthly government will cease, and the Lord will reign as King. This will be the answer to the prayers of all those…

“The Lord will vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever – do not abandon the works of your hands.” Psalm 138:8 This is a psalm of David, who revels in how God delivered him from one of the many crises he endured. “The Lord will vindicate me”, which means He will fulfill His purpose for…

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 “Repentance” leading to faith and salvation is the issue for the Lord, not times or timing. He is patient, wanting all to…

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