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Read Psalm 66:8-20


Monday

Read Psalm 66:8-20


      8Praise our God, all nations;
      let your praise be heard.
      9He has kept us alive
      and has not allowed us to fall.

      10You have put us to the test, God;
      as silver is purified by fire
      so you have tested us.
      11You let us fall into a trap
      and placed heavy burdens on our backs.
      12You let our enemies trample over us;
      we went through fire and flood,
      but now you have brought us to a place of safety.l

      13I will bring burnt offerings to your house;
      I will offer you what I promised.
      14I will give you what I said I would
      when I was in trouble.
      15I will offer sheep to be burnt on the altar;
      I will sacrifice bulls and goats,
      and the smoke will go up to the sky.

      16Come and listen, all who honour God,
      and I will tell you what he has done for me.
      17I cried to him for help;
      I praised him with songs.
      18If I had ignored my sins,
      the Lord would not have listened to me.
      19But God has indeed heard me;
      he has listened to my prayer.

      20I praise God,
      because he did not reject my prayer
      or keep back his constant love from me.


Think


The Psalms chosen for Easter continue to remind us of God's victories over difficult circumstances.  Although our enemies trampled over us God brought us into a safe place.  In the Psalms the enemies are often other nations and people - but in our own lives we can understand our enemies to be our own internal struggles with sin, within our mind.  God helps us to gain the victory.

Pray


Verse 12 is difficult to pray.  But it is important to bring the times when 'our enemies trample over us' to the Lord.

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