Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Today's Encouragement from God's Word

This morning, Caedmon and I had some time in prayer together for our nation. He felt led to read Psalm 9, and I was blown away by how applicable it is to today.
 [[To the chief Musician upon Muthlabben, A Psalm of David.]] Psalm 9:1 I will praise [thee], O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

Psa 9:2I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

Psa 9:3When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

Psa 9:4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

Psa 9:5Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

Psa 9:6O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

Psa 9:7But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

Psa 9:8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

Psa 9:9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Psa 9:10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psa 9:11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

Psa 9:12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

Psa 9:13Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble [which I suffer] of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

Psa 9:14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

Psa 9:15The heathen are sunk down in the pit [that] they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

Psa 9:16The LORD is known [by] the judgment [which] he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Psa 9:17The wicked shall be turned into hell, [and] all the nations that forget God.

Psa 9:18For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall [not] perish for ever.

Psa 9:19Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

Psa 9:20Put them in fear, O LORD: [that] the nations may know themselves [to be but] men. Selah.
Blue Letter Bible. "Psalm 9 - King James Version." Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2008. 4 Nov 2008. < b="Psa&c="9&t="KJV">


Laura said...

Thank you for posting this today. I think we will need to lean on the Word of God even more in our future.

D.L. White said...

Good stuff. Just the encouragement I was needing this morning. Thank you for posting. :)