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Read Psalm 22:19-28

Monday

Read Psalm 22:19-28

O Lord, don't stay away from me!
   Come quickly to my rescue!
20 Save me from the sword;
   save my life from these dogs.
21 Rescue me from these lions;
   I am helpless[a] before these wild bulls.

22 I will tell my people what you have done;
   I will praise you in their assembly:
23 “Praise him, you servants of the Lord!
   Honor him, you descendants of Jacob!
   Worship him, you people of Israel!
24 He does not neglect the poor or ignore their suffering;
   he does not turn away from them,
   but answers when they call for help.”

25 In the full assembly I will praise you for what you have done;
   in the presence of those who worship you
   I will offer the sacrifices I promised.
26 The poor will eat as much as they want;
   those who come to the Lord will praise him.
May they prosper forever!

27 All nations will remember the Lord.
   From every part of the world they will turn to him;
   all races will worship him.
28 The Lord is king,
   and he rules the nations.

Footnotes:
Psalm 22:21 Some ancient translations I am helpless; Hebrew you answered me.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Think

The Psalmist sees his troubles as swords, dogs, lions and wild bulls.  Its sometimes important to name the things that are troubling you... Think about them - and then in faith claim what the Psalmist claims; the promise of God's victory.

Pray

Verse 24: He does not neglect the poor or ignore their suffering;
   he does not turn away from them,
   but answers when they call for help.”


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