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Psalms Reading Plan | Day 2



Prayer


Allow some silence for your soul to catch up with your body. Thank God that He is with you in every step you take, and ask Him to guide you today through His word.

Bible Reading: Psalm 27


Read these verses three times slowly.

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked advance against me
to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.

One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.

I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

Reflection & Questions


Today we are going to use the Personalize Method to meditate on this Scripture. Below you will find a portion of the psalm, with the pronouns removed. Where you see a blank, read your name.

The Lord is _______’s light and __________’s salvation—
whom shall _________ fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of _________’s life—
of whom shall _________ be afraid?

When the wicked advance against _________
to devour _________,
it is _________’s enemies and _________’s foes
who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege _________,
_________’s heart will not fear;
though war break out against _________,
even then _________ will be confident.

      1. As you inserted your name into this text, what struck out to you? Were there words or phrases you didn’t notice before?
      2. Were there any words that were particularly encouraging? Why?
      3. One more personalization you can make in this passage. The last two phrases describe images of war breaking out against the psalmist. Replace that with a situation(s) you are fearing in your life right now.

        Though __(situation you fear)__,
        _________’s heart will not fear;
        though __(situation you fear)__,
        even then _________ will be confident.

Prayer


Talk to God in response to today’s reading. .

Worship Song


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