After The Motown Shakedown

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No matter what is happening in your life, your state, your nation, or the world, civility, calm, courage, and contentment can only be found within the pages of God’s Word and the application thereof.  Whether or not you viewed last night’s 11th GOP Presidential Debate in Detroit, Michigan, may I challenge you to earnestly, meditatively, and personally pray through Psalm 33 for your city, your county, your state, and your nation?  In all of life’s questions and decisions, you must start with God’s Word, continue in God Word’s, and formulate your conclusions based upon God’s Word.  The answer to all you heard last night and/or the circumstances of your life is found in this Psalm 33.

Are you ready?  Either use the passage given here below or open up your Bible and meet with the Sovereign Lord of creation and history.  By the way, write down what God says to you through His Word.  He is truth and there is no debate.

Psalm 33

1 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!

For praise from the upright is beautiful.

2 Praise the Lord with the harp;

Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.

3 Sing to Him a new song;

Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

4 For the word of the Lord is right,

And all His work is done in truth.

5 He loves righteousness and justice;

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,

And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;

He lays up the deep in storehouses.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;

Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.

9 For He spoke, and it was done;

He commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;

He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.

11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,

The plans of His heart to all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,

The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

13 The Lord looks from heaven;

He sees all the sons of men.

14 From the place of His dwelling He looks

On all the inhabitants of the earth;

15 He fashions their hearts individually;

He considers all their works.

16 No king is saved by the multitude of an army;

A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.

17 A horse is a vain hope for safety;

Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,

On those who hope in His mercy,

19 To deliver their soul from death,

And to keep them alive in famine.

20 Our soul waits for the Lord;

He is our help and our shield.

21 For our heart shall rejoice in Him,

Because we have trusted in His holy name.

22 Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,

Just as we hope in You.

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