The Committed Way

“Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” —Psalm 37:5

Too many times in my Christian life I have made plans and executed them, only to pray afterward, “Okay, Lord, you can bless this now.” Where was God when I was planning? Where was He when I was already in action, carrying these plans out? Well, God was there but the problem was that I didn’t acknowledge that He was there until after I did what I wanted to do.

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Psalm 4

“Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.” —Psalm 4:4

The Scottish Psalter was written anonymously in 1635 and published and appointed for use in worship by the Church of Scotland in 1650. Scripture paraphrases were added in 1781. The Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases was the primary hymnal used by the Church of Scotland through the 19th century. The Scottish Psalter was originally contained in one volume. When the Scripture paraphrases were added in the 18th century, its addition expanded the singular volume.

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I Am Feeble: a Devotional Thought for Bedtime

“My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.” —Psalm 38:10

It’s good to laugh with a light heart when our situations seem dim, bleak, or even dark. Tonight, during our family devotional, even while reading Psalm 38 as a family, we laughed during the reading of the passage; although many familiar with it might think we had lost all reverence and dignity for a psalm that clearly speaks of sorrow, repentance, and a desire for God through one’s personal weakness.

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Psalm 3

“Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.” —Psalm 3:8

The Scottish Psalter was written anonymously in 1635 and published and appointed for use in worship by the Church of Scotland in 1650. Scripture paraphrases were added in 1781. The Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases was the primary hymnal used by the Church of Scotland through the 19th century. The Scottish Psalter was originally contained in one volume. When the Scripture paraphrases were added in the 18th century, its addition expanded the singular volume.

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Psalm 2

“Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.” —Psalm 2:11, 12

William Goode (1762-1816), born in Buckingham, England, was a minister in the Church of England. He was the author of several books and penned many hymns, including a book containing the Biblical psalms published in 1811 titled, An Entire New Version of the Book of Psalms (it’s full title being, An Entire New Version of the Book of Psalms: in which an attempt is made to accommodate them to the worship of the Christian Church: in a variety of measures now in general use: with original prefaces and notes, critical and explanatory).

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A Puritan Family Devotional in NASB

A Puritan Family Devotional is now available with Scriptures from the New American Standard Bible (NASB). This book was created for family and individual meditations, containing, Robert Murray McCheyne’s DAILY BREAD, Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s A PURITAN CATECHISM, the 1689 LONDON BAPTIST CONFESSION of FAITH, and selected hymns and psalms. Scriptures used in this volume are from the New American Standard Bible.

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