The sequel to Revived by His Word
Believe His Prophets, the sequel to Revived by His Word, is a five-year program reading through the Bible and selected Ellen White writings, including Steps to Christ, Christ’s Object Lessons, Patriarchs and Prophets, Prophets and Kings, The Desire of Ages, The Acts of the Apostles, and The Great Controversy. You can receive daily Bible readings, participate in interactive blogs and read select inspirational writings.
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Today at 03:00 AM | Psalms 37
When I discovered Psalm 37 during my freshman year at boarding academy, it made a profound impression on me. I memorized the first eight verses and can repeat them to this day.
Over and over Psalm 37 counsels “Don’t worry”-- “Do not fret because of evil doers. . . . Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way . . . . Do not fret--it only…
Yesterday at 03:00 AM | Psalms 36
In this psalm, David contrasts human wickedness against the loving-kindness of God. Verses 1-4 are a general description of human wickedness. Verses 5-9, with a striking contrast to the wickedness of man, describe God's character. Because of His excellent loving-kindness, children of men put their trust "under the shadow of thy wings." This phrase is common…
This psalm is an imprecatory psalm. These psalms "denounce the enemies of God and His people and bring down curses upon their heads. The tone of such psalms seems contradictory to the spirit that Christ declared should govern our attitude toward an enemy (Matt. 5: 44)" (Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol.3 page 624). Since the psalms are inspired,…
The reasons for David praising the LORD are stated: he sought Him and He heard him; he trusted Him and he was not disappointed. These are great reasons to praise, serve and worship the LORD. But so long as they are not personally experienced, they are mere theories. Hence David invites us to enter into this experience with him: "O taste and see that the LORD…
My father was a pastor and when we were living as missionaries in Japan he was planting a church in a large city which had hardly any Christians in it. This meant he was busy day and night. One night he came home and shared with us what he was thinking about. He had decided to take every Tuesday off to spend time with the family. Since we were being schooled…
Forgiveness always comes at a cost! It comes at a cost of repentance and confession.
The Psalmist is very aware of sin and its guilty stains. He was no saint-- guilty of murder and adultery-- but God was merciful and did not forsake him. David recognized his sins and confessed them to God and repented of what he had done. He learned of the calming…