A daily devotional to reset and re-centre our lives around God’s word

We're stepping out of 2 Samuel to spend some time in the Psalms of David...
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Psalm 11
For the director of music. Of David.

In the Lord I take refuge.
    How then can you say to me:
    “Flee like a bird to your mountain.
For look, the wicked bend their bows;
    they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
    at the upright in heart.
When the foundations are being destroyed,
    what can the righteous do?”

The Lord is in his holy temple;
    the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
    his eyes examine them.
The Lord examines the righteous,
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.
On the wicked he will rain
    fiery coals and burning sulfur;
    a scorching wind will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous,
    he loves justice;
    the upright will see his face.
 

THINK
  • What is David's hope?
  • Why is David never without hope?
  • How does David's reliance on God as his King amplify his hope?
  • Where do I turn in times of distress? To God, who is King over all, or to other things that numb my worry?
PRAY
  • Ask for God's help in times of trial and uncertainty
  • Thank God for his word and the comfort that comes from knowing him through it
 
LISTEN
Today's podcast is from The Gospel Coalition, US: What Does Paul Mean By ‘Do Not Be Overcome By Evil, But Overcome Evil With Good’? Romans 12:21 seems unreasonable. Especially if you've been on the end of serious evil. How can Paul of all people suggest we overcome evil with good?
 
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