Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000602
00:17 Hello, and welcome to His Words Are Life.
00:19 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and today we're going to be reading
00:22 together from the book of Psalms.
00:24 It's very encouraging to me to read as David, a man after God's
00:29 own heart, expresses thoughts, feelings, and experiences that
00:36 I can identify with, and then I can learn from how he constantly
00:39 keeps returning to the themes of God's greatness, His power,
00:43 and His love.
00:44 Before we read let's pray together.
00:46 Dear Lord, thank You so much for this time to come and to sit
00:51 and to hear Your word of life.
00:54 Please may the Holy Spirit bring understanding to our hearts.
00:58 We're picking up in Psalm 35, verse 10, and this is the
01:03 King James Version.
01:04 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee,
01:10 which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him,
01:14 yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?
01:18 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things
01:23 that I knew not.
01:24 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.
01:29 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth:
01:33 I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into
01:38 mine own bosom.
01:39 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother:
01:43 I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.
01:47 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered
01:51 themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves
01:55 together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me,
01:59 and ceased not: with hypocritical mockers in feasts,
02:04 they gnashed upon me with their teeth.
02:06 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their
02:12 destructions, my darling from the lions.
02:15 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation:
02:18 I will praise thee among much people.
02:21 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice
02:25 over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me
02:30 without a cause.
02:31 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters
02:37 against them that are quiet in the land.
02:39 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said,
02:43 Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.
02:46 This thou hast seen, O Lord: keep not silence:
02:51 O Lord, be not far from me.
02:54 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause,
03:00 my God and my Lord.
03:02 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness;
03:06 and let them not rejoice over me.
03:08 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it:
03:12 let them not say, We have swallowed him up.
03:16 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together
03:21 that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame
03:26 and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.
03:29 Let them shout for joy, and be glad,
03:32 that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually,
03:38 Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity
03:43 of his servant.
03:44 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise
03:49 all the day long.
03:51 Continuing now in Psalm 36, and this is the King James Version.
03:58 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart,
04:01 that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
04:04 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity
04:08 be found to be hateful.
04:10 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit:
04:14 he hath left off to be wise, and to do good.
04:17 He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way
04:22 that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.
04:25 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness
04:30 reacheth unto the clouds.
04:31 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments
04:36 are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.
04:42 How excellent is thy loving- kindness, O God! therefore the
04:46 children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
04:50 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness
04:54 of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river
04:57 of thy pleasures.
04:58 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light
05:03 shall we see light.
05:05 O continue thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee;
05:09 and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
05:13 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand
05:18 of the wicked remove me.
05:20 There are the workers of iniquity fallen:
05:24 they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.
05:28 Continuing in Psalm 37, and this is the King James Version.
05:34 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou
05:39 envious against the workers of iniquity.
05:41 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
05:44 and wither as the green herb.
05:46 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land,
05:51 and verily thou shalt be fed.
05:53 Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee
05:58 the desires of thine heart.
05:59 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him;
06:04 and he shall bring it to pass.
06:06 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light,
06:11 and thy judgment as the noonday.
06:13 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him:
06:17 fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way,
06:22 because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
06:27 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself
06:32 in any wise to do evil.
06:34 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon
06:39 the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
06:42 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be:
06:46 yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place,
06:49 and it shall not be.
06:51 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight
06:55 themselves in the abundance of peace.
06:58 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him
07:02 with his teeth.
07:03 The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his
07:07 day is coming.
07:08 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow,
07:12 to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of
07:16 upright conversation.
07:17 Their sword shall enter into their own heart,
07:21 and their bows shall be broken.
07:23 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches
07:28 of many wicked.
07:30 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord
07:33 upholdeth the righteous.
07:35 the Lord knoweth the days of the upright:
07:38 and their inheritance shall be forever.
07:41 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of
07:45 famine they shall be satisfied.
07:47 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the Lord shall be
07:52 as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they
07:57 consume away.
07:58 The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous
08:04 showeth mercy, and giveth.
08:07 For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth;
08:11 and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
08:14 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord:
08:17 and he delighteth in his way.
08:19 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
08:24 for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.
08:27 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the
08:33 righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
08:37 He is ever merciful, and lendeth;
08:40 and his seed is blessed.
08:42 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell forevermore.
08:47 For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints;
08:50 they are preserved forever: but the seed of the wicked
08:55 shall be cut off.
08:56 The righteous shall inherit the land,
08:59 and dwell therein for ever.
09:01 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom,
09:05 and his tongue talketh of judgment.
09:08 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his
09:12 steps shall slide.
09:14 The wicked watcheth the righteous,
09:16 and seeketh to slay him.
09:17 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him
09:22 when he is judged.
09:24 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee
09:30 to inherit the land when the wicked are cut off,
09:33 thou shalt see it.
09:34 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself
09:39 like a green bay tree.
09:41 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him,
09:46 but he could not be found.
09:48 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright:
09:52 for the end of that man is peace.
09:54 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together:
09:58 the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
10:01 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord:
10:06 he is their strength in the time of trouble.
10:09 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them:
10:12 he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them,
10:15 because they trust in him.
10:18 Continuing with Psalm 38.
10:20 This is the King James Version.
10:22 O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me
10:30 in thy hot displeasure.
10:31 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand
10:35 presseth me sore.
10:36 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger;
10:41 neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
10:45 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head:
10:48 as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
10:52 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
10:56 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning
11:02 all the day long.
11:03 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease:
11:07 and there is no soundness in my flesh.
11:09 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the
11:15 disquietness of my heart.
11:17 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not
11:22 hid from thee.
11:23 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me:
11:27 as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
11:32 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore;
11:37 and my kinsmen stand afar off.
11:40 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me:
11:43 and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things,
11:47 and imagine deceits all the day long.
11:49 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that
11:55 openeth not his mouth.
11:57 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth
12:02 are no reproofs.
12:04 For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
12:10 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice
12:14 over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves
12:18 against me.
12:19 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
12:24 For I will declare mine iniquity;
12:27 I will be sorry for my sin.
12:30 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong:
12:33 and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
12:37 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries;
12:41 because I follow the thing that good is.
12:44 Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from me.
12:50 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
12:54 We're continuing with Psalm 39.
12:57 This is the King James Version.
12:59 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my
13:05 tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked
13:10 is before me.
13:11 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good;
13:16 and my sorrow was stirred.
13:17 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire
13:22 burned: then spake I with my tongue, Lord, make me to know
13:26 mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is;
13:30 that I may know how frail I am.
13:32 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth;
13:37 and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man
13:41 at his best state is altogether vanity.
13:46 Surely every man walketh in a vain show: surely they are
13:50 disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not
13:54 who shall gather them.
13:55 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
14:02 Deliver me from all my transgressions:
14:05 make me not the reproach of the foolish.
14:08 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it.
14:12 Remove thy stroke away from me: I am consumed by the blow
14:17 of thine hand.
14:18 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity,
14:22 thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth:
14:25 surely every man is vanity.
14:30 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry;
14:36 hold not thy peace at my tears: