Friday, May 14, 2010

May Fourteen



~Good Morning~
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  • Who or what is Melchizedek ? I don't remember the word/name.
4 The Lord has taken an oath and will not break his vow:
      "You are a priest
forever in the order of Melchizedek."



Psalm 103
A psalm of David.
 1 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
      with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
 
2 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
      may I never forget the good things he does for me.
 
3 He forgives all my sins
      and heals all my diseases.
 
4 He redeems me from death
      and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
 
5 He fills my life with good things.
      My youth is renewed like the eagle's!

 6 The Lord gives righteousness
      and justice to all who are treated unfairly.

 7 He revealed his character to Moses
      and his deeds to the people of Israel.
 
8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
      slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
 
9 He will not constantly accuse us,
      nor remain angry forever.
 
10 He does not punish us for all our sins;
      he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
 
11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
      is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
 
12 He has removed our sins as far from us
      as the east is from the west.
 
13 The Lord is like a father to his children,
      tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
 
14 For he knows how weak we are;
      he remembers we are only dust.
 
15 Our days on earth are like grass;
      like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
 
16 The wind blows, and we are gone—
      as though we had never been here.
 
17 But the love of the Lord remains forever
      with those who fear him.
   His salvation extends to the children's children
    
18 of those who are faithful to his covenant,
      of those who obey his commandments!

 19 The Lord has made the heavens his throne;
      from there he rules over everything.

 20 Praise the Lord, you angels,
      you mighty ones who carry out his plans,
      listening for each of his commands.
 
21 Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels
      who serve him and do his will!
 
22 Praise the Lord, everything he has created,
      everything in all his kingdom.

   Let all that I am praise the Lord.
Psalm 108-110

Psalm 108
A song. A psalm of David.
 1 My heart is confident in you, O God;
      no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart!
 
2 Wake up, lyre and harp!
      I will wake the dawn with my song.
 
3 I will thank you, Lord, among all the people.
      I will sing your praises among the nations.
 
4 For your unfailing love is higher than the heavens.
      Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
 
5 Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens.
      May your glory shine over all the earth.

 6 Now rescue your beloved people.
      Answer and save us by your power.
 
7 God has promised this by his holiness:
   "I will divide up Shechem with joy.
      I will measure out the valley of Succoth.
 
8 Gilead is mine,
      and Manasseh, too.
   Ephraim, my helmet, will produce my warriors,
      and Judah, my scepter, will produce my kings.
 
9 But Moab, my washbasin, will become my servant,
      and I will wipe my feet on Edom
      and shout in triumph over Philistia."

 10 Who will bring me into the fortified city?
      Who will bring me victory over Edom?
 
11 Have you rejected us, O God?
      Will you no longer march with our armies?
 
12 Oh, please help us against our enemies,
      for all human help is useless.
 
13 With God's help we will do mighty things,
      for he will trample down our foes.

Psalm 109
For the choir director: A psalm of David.
 1 O God, whom I praise,
      don't stand silent and aloof
 
2 while the wicked slander me
      and tell lies about me.
 
3 They surround me with hateful words
      and fight against me for no reason.
 
4 I love them, but they try to destroy me with accusations
      even as I am praying for them!
 
5 They repay evil for good,
      and hatred for my love.

 6 They say, "Get an evil person to turn against him.
      Send an accuser to bring him to trial.
 
7 When his case comes up for judgment,
      let him be pronounced guilty.
      Count his prayers as sins.
 
8 Let his years be few;
      let someone else take his position.
 
9 May his children become fatherless,
      and his wife a widow.
 
10 May his children wander as beggars
      and be driven from their ruined homes.
 
11 May creditors seize his entire estate,
      and strangers take all he has earned.
 
12 Let no one be kind to him;
      let no one pity his fatherless children.
 
13 May all his offspring die.
      May his family name be blotted out in a single generation.
 
14 May the Lord never forget the sins of his fathers;
      may his mother's sins never be erased from the record.
 
15 May the Lord always remember these sins,
      and may his name disappear from human memory.
 
16 For he refused all kindness to others;
      he persecuted the poor and needy,
      and he hounded the brokenhearted to death.
 
17 He loved to curse others;
      now you curse him.
   He never blessed others;
      now don't you bless him.
 
18 Cursing is as natural to him as his clothing,
      or the water he drinks,
      or the rich food he eats.
 
19 Now may his curses return and cling to him like clothing;
      may they be tied around him like a belt."

 20 May those curses become the Lord's punishment
      for my accusers who speak evil of me.
 
21 But deal well with me, O Sovereign Lord,
      for the sake of your own reputation!
   Rescue me
      because you are so faithful and good.
 
22 For I am poor and needy,
      and my heart is full of pain.
 
23 I am fading like a shadow at dusk;
      I am brushed off like a locust.
 
24 My knees are weak from fasting,
      and I am skin and bones.
 
25 I am a joke to people everywhere;
      when they see me, they shake their heads in scorn.

 26 Help me, O Lord my God!
      Save me because of your unfailing love.
 
27 Let them see that this is your doing,
      that you yourself have done it, Lord.
 
28 Then let them curse me if they like,
      but you will bless me!
   When they attack me, they will be disgraced!
      But I, your servant, will go right on rejoicing!
 
29 May my accusers be clothed with disgrace;
      may their humiliation cover them like a cloak.
 
30 But I will give repeated thanks to the Lord,
      praising him to everyone.
 
31 For he stands beside the needy,
      ready to save them from those who condemn them.

Psalm 110
A psalm of David.
 1 The Lord said to my Lord,
      "Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
   until I humble your enemies,
      making them a footstool under your feet."

 2 The Lord will extend your powerful kingdom from Jerusalem;
      you will rule over your enemies.
 
3 When you go to war,
      your people will serve you willingly.
   You are arrayed in holy garments,
      and your strength will be renewed each day like the morning dew.

 4 The Lord has taken an oath and will not break his vow:
      "You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek."

 5 The Lord stands at your right hand to protect you.
      He will strike down many kings when his anger erupts.
 
6 He will punish the nations
      and fill their lands with corpses;
      he will shatter heads over the whole earth.
 
7 But he himself will be refreshed from brooks along the way.
      He will be victorious.

    
Psalm 122 

salm 122
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. A psalm of David.
 1 I was glad when they said to me,
      "Let us go to the house of the Lord."
 
2 And now here we are,
      standing inside your gates, O Jerusalem.
 
3 Jerusalem is a well-built city;
      its seamless walls cannot be breached.
 
4 All the tribes of Israel—the Lord's people—
      make their pilgrimage here.
   They come to give thanks to the name of the Lord,
      as the law requires of Israel.
 
5 Here stand the thrones where judgment is given,
      the thrones of the dynasty of David.

 6 Pray for peace in Jerusalem.
      May all who love this city prosper.
 
7 O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls
      and prosperity in your palaces.
 
8 For the sake of my family and friends, I will say,
      "May you have peace."
 
9 For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
      I will seek what is best for you, O Jerusalem.
Psalm 124 

Psalm 124
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. A psalm of David.
 1 What if the Lord had not been on our side?
      Let all Israel repeat:
 
2 What if the Lord had not been on our side
      when people attacked us?
 
3 They would have swallowed us alive
      in their burning anger.
 
4 The waters would have engulfed us;
      a torrent would have overwhelmed us.
 
5 Yes, the raging waters of their fury
      would have overwhelmed our very lives.

 6 Praise the Lord,
      who did not let their teeth tear us apart!
 
7 We escaped like a bird from a hunter's trap.
      The trap is broken, and we are free!
 
8 Our help is from the Lord,
      who made heaven and earth.

2 comments:

Your Blogs #1 Fan said...

Testing 123...

Mills Memories said...

I couldn't comment on the post above this one. There is no comment link!

I have studied the priest of Melchizedak, but will have to look it up again to refresh my memory!