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Compass Bible Church

May 8

Pastor PJ & Pastor Rod's Daily Bible Podcast

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Psalms 25, 29, 33, 36, 39

Teach Me Your Paths

 [1] Of David.

25:1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
 let me not be put to shame;
 let not my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
 they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
 teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
 for you are the God of my salvation;
 for you I wait all the day long.

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
 for they have been from of old.
Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
 according to your steadfast love remember me,
 for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

Good and upright is the Lord;
 therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
 and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
 for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

11 For your name’s sake, O Lord,
 pardon my guilt, for it is great.
12 Who is the man who fears the Lord?
 Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
13 His soul shall abide in well-being,
 and his offspring shall inherit the land.
14 The friendship [2] of the Lord is for those who fear him,
 and he makes known to them his covenant.
15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
 for he will pluck my feet out of the net.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,
 for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
 bring me out of my distresses.
18 Consider my affliction and my trouble,
 and forgive all my sins.

19 Consider how many are my foes,
 and with what violent hatred they hate me.
20 Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
 Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
 for I wait for you.

22 Redeem Israel, O God,
 out of all his troubles.

Ascribe to the Lord Glory

A Psalm of David.

29:1 Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, [3]
 ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
 worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. [4]

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
 the God of glory thunders,
 the Lord, over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
 the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
 the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
 and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
 the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth [5]
 and strips the forests bare,
 and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
 the Lord sits enthroned as king forever.
11 May the Lord give strength to his people!
 May the Lord bless [6] his people with peace!

The Steadfast Love of the Lord

33:1 Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!
 Praise befits the upright.
Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
 make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
Sing to him a new song;
 play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

For the word of the Lord is upright,
 and all his work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;
 the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
 and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;
 he puts the deeps in storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the Lord;
 let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
For he spoke, and it came to be;
 he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
 he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
 the plans of his heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
 the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
 he sees all the children of man;
14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out
 on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 he who fashions the hearts of them all
 and observes all their deeds.
16 The king is not saved by his great army;
 a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
 and by its great might it cannot rescue.

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
 on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19 that he may deliver their soul from death
 and keep them alive in famine.

20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
 he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart is glad in him,
 because we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
 even as we hope in you.

How Precious Is Your Steadfast Love

To the choirmaster. Of David, the servant of the Lord.

36:1 Transgression speaks to the wicked
 deep in his heart; [1]
there is no fear of God
 before his eyes.
For he flatters himself in his own eyes
 that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated.
The words of his mouth are trouble and deceit;
 he has ceased to act wisely and do good.
He plots trouble while on his bed;
 he sets himself in a way that is not good;
 he does not reject evil.

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
 your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
 your judgments are like the great deep;
 man and beast you save, O Lord.

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
 The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
 and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
 in your light do we see light.

10 Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,
 and your righteousness to the upright of heart!
11 Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me,
 nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
12 There the evildoers lie fallen;
 they are thrust down, unable to rise.

What Is the Measure of My Days?

To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.

39:1 I said, “I will guard my ways,
that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth with a muzzle,
so long as the wicked are in my presence.”
I was mute and silent;
I held my peace to no avail,
and my distress grew worse.
My heart became hot within me.
As I mused, the fire burned;
then I spoke with my tongue:

“O Lord, make me know my end
and what is the measure of my days;
let me know how fleeting I am!
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,
and my lifetime is as nothing before you.
Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah
Surely a man goes about as a shadow!
Surely for nothing [1] they are in turmoil;
man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather!

“And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in you.
Deliver me from all my transgressions.
Do not make me the scorn of the fool!
I am mute; I do not open my mouth,
for it is you who have done it.
10 Remove your stroke from me;
I am spent by the hostility of your hand.
11 When you discipline a man
with rebukes for sin,
you consume like a moth what is dear to him;
surely all mankind is a mere breath! Selah

12 “Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and give ear to my cry;
hold not your peace at my tears!
For I am a sojourner with you,
a guest, like all my fathers.
13 Look away from me, that I may smile again,
before I depart and am no more!”