2042.) Psalm 44

Psalm 44 (ESV)

Come to Our Help

1O God, we have heard with our ears,
our fathers have told us,
what deeds you performed in their days,
in the days of old:

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Matthew 11:15 (NLT)

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!

2you with your own hand drove out the nations,
but them you planted;
you afflicted the peoples,
but them you set free;
3for not by their own sword did they win the land,
nor did their own arm save them,
but your right hand and your arm,
and the light of your face,
for you delighted in them.

“Right Hand” — bronze sculpture by Kevin Pettelle

Psalm 20:6 (NIV)

Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand.

4 You are my King, O God;
ordain salvation for Jacob!
5Through you we push down our foes;
through your name we tread down those who rise up against us.
6For not in my bow do I trust,
nor can my sword save me.
7But you have saved us from our foes
and have put to shame those who hate us.
8 In God we have boasted continually,
and we will give thanks to your name forever.
Selah


Psalm 20:7 (NIV)

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

9But you have rejected us and disgraced us
and have not gone out with our armies.
10You have made us turn back from the foe,
and those who hate us have gotten spoil.
11You have made us like sheep for slaughter
and have scattered us among the nations.
12 You have sold your people for a trifle,
demanding no high price for them.
13You have made us the taunt of our neighbors,
the derision and scorn of those around us.
14You have made us a byword among the nations,
a laughingstock among the peoples.
15All day long my disgrace is before me,
and shame has covered my face
16at the sound of the taunter and reviler,
at the sight of the enemy and the avenger.

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Prayer for Purity
by Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf

(the creator of Daily Texts)

and translated by John Wesley

O Thou to Whose all searching sight
The darkness shineth as the light,
Search, prove my heart; it pants for Thee;
O burst these bonds, and set it free!

Wash out its stains, refine its dross,
Nail my affections to the cross;
Hallow each thought; let all within
Be clean, as Thou, my Lord, art clean!

If in this darksome wild I stray,
Be Thou my light, be Thou my way;
No foes, no violence I fear,
No fraud, while thou, my God, art near.

When rising floods my soul o’erflow,
When sinks my heart in waves of woe,
Jesu, Thy timely aid impart,
And raise my head, and cheer my heart.

Savior, where’er Thy steps I see,
Dauntless, untired, I follow thee!
O let Thy hand support me still,
And lead me to Thy holy hill!

If rough and thorny be the way,
My strength proportion to my day;
Till toil, and grief, and pain shall cease,
Where all is calm, and joy, and peace.

17 All this has come upon us,
though we have not forgotten you,
and we have not been false to your covenant.
18Our heart has not turned back,
nor have our steps departed from your way;
19yet you have broken us in the place of jackals
and covered us with the shadow of death.
20If we had forgotten the name of our God
or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
21 would not God discover this?
For he knows the secrets of the heart.
22Yet for your sake we are killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.

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Romans 8:36-39 (NIV)

As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

23 Awake! Why are you sleeping, O Lord?
Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever!
24Why do you hide your face?
Why do you forget our affliction and oppression?
25For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
our belly clings to the ground.
26Rise up; come to our help!
Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love!

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Music:

The father of lies would have you believe that God has abandoned you.  Never!  God loves you far too much to ever forget you!  HERE  33 Miles sings “Hold On.”

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English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.

Images courtesy of:
Psalm 44:26 and Jerusalem.    http://media.photobucket.com/image/Psalm%2044/Frank4YAHWEH/Psalm44_26.jpg
ear.    http://i.huffpost.com/gen/3898786/images/o-EAR-facebook.jpg
Pettelle.    https://dwellingintheword.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/44-pettelle-right-hand-bnz.jpg?w=450
horse and chariot.    http://www.estatevaults.com/bol/chariot-roman.jpg
candle.     http://il3.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/11892521/thumb/1.jpg
Nothing can separate us.   https://dwellingintheword.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/01397-10953562_434527386737713_1853529433_n.jpg
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