Daily Devotions

THE TWEETED BIBLE

Text: I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God? Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. (Psalm 42:9-11)

Tweet: To make God our rock does not rid life of its rocky times, but reassures us of divine relief.

THE TWEETED BIBLE

Text: Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. (Psalm 42:8)

Text: The songs and prayers of a soul continuously overshadowed by God’s sovereign loving-kindness can neither be silenced by the toils of the day nor the terrors of the night.

THE TWEETED BIBLE

Text: Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. (Psalm 42:7)

Tweet: Our deepest prayers arise from our troubled soul when we’re caught in a trying tempest that overwhelms us like a waterspout above, a whirlpool below, and billowing waves all around.

THE TWEETED BIBLE

Text: My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. (Psalm 42:3-4)

Tweet: When God is hidden and foes harangue, the tears of one’s presently perceived divine abandonment and human accosting precipitate heartfelt prayers, especially when one remembers past participation with the people of God in the praise of God at the house of God.

THE TWEETED BIBLE

Text: And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. (Luke 18:9-14)

Tweet: The self-righteous pray to themselves, being ignored by God, but the repentant sinner not only prays to God, but is heard by Him and justified. No more important prayer will we ever pray than the prayer of the publican.