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Compass Bible Church

April 15

Pastor PJ & Pastor Rod's Daily Bible Podcast

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Psalm 7, 27, 31, 34, 52

In You Do I Take Refuge

A Shiggaion [1] of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.

7:1 O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge;
save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,
rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.

O Lord my God, if I have done this,
if there is wrong in my hands,
if I have repaid my friend [2] with evil
or plundered my enemy without cause,
let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it,
and let him trample my life to the ground
and lay my glory in the dust. Selah

Arise, O Lord, in your anger;
lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies;
awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you;
over it return on high.

The Lord judges the peoples;
judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness
and according to the integrity that is in me.
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
and may you establish the righteous—
you who test the minds and hearts, [3]
O righteous God!
10 My shield is with God,
who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
and a God who feels indignation every day.

12 If a man [4] does not repent, God [5] will whet his sword;
he has bent and readied his bow;
13 he has prepared for him his deadly weapons,
making his arrows fiery shafts.
14 Behold, the wicked man conceives evil
and is pregnant with mischief
and gives birth to lies.
15 He makes a pit, digging it out,
and falls into the hole that he has made.
16 His mischief returns upon his own head,
and on his own skull his violence descends.

17 I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation

Of David.

27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
 whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold [4] of my life;
 of whom shall I be afraid?

When evildoers assail me
 to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
 it is they who stumble and fall.

Though an army encamp against me,
 my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
 yet [5] I will be confident.

One thing have I asked of the Lord,
 that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
 all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
 and to inquire [6] in his temple.

For he will hide me in his shelter
 in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
 he will lift me high upon a rock.

And now my head shall be lifted up
 above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
 sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
 be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, “Seek [7] my face.”
My heart says to you,
 “Your face, Lord, do I seek.” [8]
 Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
 O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
 O God of my salvation!
10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
 but the Lord will take me in.

11 Teach me your way, O Lord,
 and lead me on a level path
 because of my enemies.
12 Give me not up to the will of my adversaries;
 for false witnesses have risen against me,
 and they breathe out violence.

13 I believe [9] that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord
 in the land of the living!
14 Wait for the Lord;
 be strong, and let your heart take courage;
 wait for the Lord!

Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

31:1 In you, O Lord, do I take refuge;
 let me never be put to shame;
 in your righteousness deliver me!
Incline your ear to me;
 rescue me speedily!
Be a rock of refuge for me,
 a strong fortress to save me!

For you are my rock and my fortress;
 and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;
you take me out of the net they have hidden for me,
 for you are my refuge.
Into your hand I commit my spirit;
 you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

I hate [1] those who pay regard to worthless idols,
 but I trust in the Lord.
I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love,
 because you have seen my affliction;
 you have known the distress of my soul,
and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy;
 you have set my feet in a broad place.

Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress;
 my eye is wasted from grief;
 my soul and my body also.
10 For my life is spent with sorrow,
 and my years with sighing;
my strength fails because of my iniquity,
 and my bones waste away.

11 Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach,
 especially to my neighbors,
and an object of dread to my acquaintances;
 those who see me in the street flee from me.
12 I have been forgotten like one who is dead;
 I have become like a broken vessel.
13 For I hear the whispering of many—
 terror on every side!—
as they scheme together against me,
 as they plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in you, O Lord;
 I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hand;
 rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
16 Make your face shine on your servant;
 save me in your steadfast love!
17 Lord, let me not be put to shame,
 for I call upon you;
let the wicked be put to shame;
 let them go silently to Sheol.
18 Let the lying lips be mute,
 which speak insolently against the righteous
 in pride and contempt.

19 Oh, how abundant is your goodness,
 which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you,
 in the sight of the children of mankind!
20 In the cover of your presence you hide them
 from the plots of men;
you store them in your shelter
 from the strife of tongues.

21 Blessed be the Lord,
 for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me
 when I was in a besieged city.
22 I had said in my alarm, [2]
 “I am cut off from your sight.”
But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy
 when I cried to you for help.

23 Love the Lord, all you his saints!
 The Lord preserves the faithful
 but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.
24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
 all you who wait for the Lord!

Taste and See That the Lord Is Good

 [1] Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.

34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!

I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
10 The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

11 Come, O children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 What man is there who desires life
and loves many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking deceit.
14 Turn away from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
and his ears toward their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
20 He keeps all his bones;
not one of them is broken.
21 Affliction will slay the wicked,
and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

The Steadfast Love of God Endures

To the choirmaster. A Maskil [6] of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, “David has come to the house of Ahimelech.”

52:1 Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.
You love evil more than good,
and lying more than speaking what is right. Selah
You love all words that devour,
O deceitful tongue.

But God will break you down forever;
he will snatch and tear you from your tent;
he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah
The righteous shall see and fear,
and shall laugh at him, saying,
“See the man who would not make
God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!” [7]

But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good,
in the presence of the godly.