Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000610
00:16 Hello and welcome to "His words are life."
00:18 I am Kelly Mowrer and today we
00:19 are reading together in the book of Psalms.
00:21 Before we start, let's pray.
00:23 Oh, heavenly Father, thank you so much
00:26 for your word which is a light to our
00:28 path and is bread for our nourishment
00:32 and is a hedge of protection around us.
00:36 Please help us to hear these words and apply
00:40 them in the ways that you have for each
00:42 of us who are listening right now.
00:45 We love you so much and
00:46 thank you for loving us, amen.
00:49 We're reading in Psalm chapter 84
00:51 beginning with verse 9, this is the King James
00:53 Version. Behold, O God our shield,
00:58 and look upon the face of thine anointed.
01:01 For a day in thy courts is better
01:03 than a thousand. I had rather be a
01:05 doorkeeper in the house of my God,
01:08 than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
01:10 For the Lord God is a sun and shield:
01:13 the Lord will give grace and glory:
01:16 no good thing will he withhold from them
01:20 that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts,
01:24 blessed is the man who trusteth in thee.
01:28 Psalms 85. This is the King James Version.
01:32 Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land:
01:34 thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
01:38 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people,
01:41 thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
01:45 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath:
01:48 thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness
01:50 of thine anger. Turn us, O God of our salvation,
01:55 and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
01:59 Wilt thou be angry with us forever?
02:01 Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
02:06 Wilt thou not revive us again:
02:09 that thy people may rejoice in thee?
02:11 Show us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant
02:14 us thy salvation. I will hear what God
02:18 the Lord will speak: for he will speak
02:21 peace unto his people, and to his saints:
02:24 but let them not turn again to folly.
02:28 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him;
02:32 that glory may dwell in our land.
02:36 Mercy and truth are met together;
02:39 righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
02:44 Truth shall spring out of the earth;
02:46 and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
02:49 Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good;
02:53 and our land shall yield her increase.
02:56 Righteousness shall go before him;
02:57 and shall set us in the way of his steps.
03:02 Psalm 86. This is the King James Version.
03:06 Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me:
03:10 for I am poor and needy. Preserve my soul;
03:14 for I am holy: O thou my God,
03:18 save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
03:22 Be merciful unto me, O Lord:
03:25 for I cry unto thee daily.
03:28 Rejoice the soul of thy servant:
03:30 for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
03:34 For thou Lord, art good, and ready to forgive;
03:37 and plenteous in mercy unto all them that
03:41 call upon thee. Give ear, O Lord,
03:45 unto my prayer; and attend to the
03:47 voice of my supplications.
03:50 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee:
03:54 for thou wilt answer me. Among the gods there
03:57 is none like unto thee, O Lord;
03:59 neither are there any works like
04:02 unto thy works. All nations whom
04:05 thou hast made shall come and worship
04:07 before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify
04:09 thy name. For thou art great,
04:11 and doest wondrous things:
04:14 thou art God alone. Teach me thy way,
04:19 O Lord; I will walk in thy truth:
04:22 unite my heart to fear thy name.
04:26 I will praise thee, O Lord my God,
04:28 with all my heart: and I will glorify
04:31 thy name for evermore. For great is thy mercy
04:35 toward me: and thou hast
04:37 delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
04:40 O God, the proud are risen against me,
04:43 and the assemblies of violent men have
04:45 sought after my soul; and have not set thee
04:48 before them. But thou, O Lord,
04:52 art a God full of compassion,
04:55 and gracious, long suffering, and
04:59 plenteous in mercy and truth.
05:01 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me;
05:05 give thy strength unto thy servant,
05:08 and save the son of thine handmaid.
05:11 Show me a token for good; that they which hate
05:15 me may see it, and be ashamed:
05:17 because thou, Lord, hast holpen me,
05:21 and comforted me. Psalm 87.
05:26 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
05:29 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion
05:31 more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
05:34 Glorious things are spoken of thee,
05:36 O city of God. Selah. I will make mention
05:41 of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me:
05:45 behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia;
05:48 this man was born there.
05:50 And of Zion it shall be said,
05:53 This and that man was born in her:
05:55 and the highest himself shall establish her.
05:58 The Lord shall count, when he writeth
06:01 up the people, that this man was
06:03 born there. Selah. As well the singers as
06:07 the players on instruments
06:09 shall be there: all my springs are in thee.
06:14 Psalm 88. This is the King James Version.
06:19 O Lord God of my salvation,
06:22 I have cried day and night before thee:
06:25 Let my prayer come before thee:
06:27 incline thine ear unto my cry;
06:30 For my soul is full of troubles:
06:33 and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.
06:37 I am counted with them that go down
06:39 into the pit: I am as a man that
06:42 hath no strength: Free among the dead,
06:45 like the slain that lie in the grave,
06:47 whom thou rememberest no more:
06:49 and they are cut off from thy hand.
06:52 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit,
06:54 in darkness, in the deeps.
06:57 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me,
06:59 and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves.
07:02 Selah. Thou hast put away mine acquaintance
07:05 far from me; thou hast made me
07:08 an abomination unto them: I am shut up,
07:12 and I cannot come forth. Mine eye mourneth by
07:16 reason of affliction: Lord, I have called
07:19 daily upon thee, I have stretched
07:20 out my hands unto thee. Wilt thou show wonders
07:23 to the dead? Shall the dead arise
07:25 and praise thee? Selah. Shall thy lovingkindness
07:29 be declared in the grave? Or thy faithfulness
07:32 in destruction? Shall thy wonders
07:34 be known in the dark? And thy righteousness
07:36 in the land of forgetfulness?
07:39 But unto thee have I cried, O Lord;
07:42 and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.
07:46 Lord, why castest thou off my soul?
07:51 Why hidest thou thy face from me?
07:54 I am afflicted and ready to die from my
07:56 youth up: while I suffer thy
07:58 terrors I am distracted. Thy fierce wrath goeth
08:02 over me; thy terrors have cut me off.
08:05 They came round about me daily like water;
08:07 they compassed me about together.
08:09 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me,
08:13 and mine acquaintance into darkness. Psalm 89.
08:18 This is the King James Version.
08:21 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever:
08:25 with my mouth will I make known thy
08:27 faithfulness to all generations.
08:31 For I have said, Mercy shall be
08:32 built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt
08:35 thou establish in the very heavens.
08:38 I have made a covenant with my chosen,
08:40 I have sworn unto David my servant,
08:42 Thy seed will I establish forever,
08:44 and build up thy throne to all generations.
08:47 Selah. And the heavens shall praise
08:50 thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness
08:53 also in the congregation of the saints.
08:56 For who in the heaven can be compared
08:58 unto the Lord? Who among the sons
09:00 of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?
09:04 God is greatly to be feared in the
09:06 assembly of the saints, and to be had in
09:08 reverence of all them that are about him.
09:12 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord
09:15 like unto thee? Or to thy faithfulness
09:19 around about thee? Thou rulest the raging
09:21 of the sea: when the waves thereof arise,
09:26 thou stillest them. Thou hast broken
09:29 Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain;
09:33 thou hast scattered thine enemies
09:35 with thy strong arm. The heavens are thine,
09:39 the earth also is thine: as for the world
09:43 and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded
09:46 them. The north and the south thou hast
09:49 created them: Tabor and Hermon
09:53 shall rejoice in thy name.
09:56 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand,
09:59 and high is thy right hand.
10:01 Justice and judgment are the habitation
10:04 of thy throne: mercy and truth shall
10:07 go before thy face. Blessed is the people
10:11 that know the joyful sound: they shall walk,
10:14 O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
10:17 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day:
10:21 and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
10:24 For thou art the glory of their strength:
10:28 and in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.
10:31 For the Lord is our defense;
10:34 and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
10:38 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one,
10:41 and saidst, I have laid help
10:43 upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one
10:46 chosen out of the people. I have found David
10:49 my servant; with my holy oil
10:52 have I anointed him: With whom my hand
10:55 shall be established: mine arm also shall
10:59 strengthen him. The enemy shall not
11:02 exact upon him; nor the son of
11:05 wickedness afflict him. And I will beat down
11:08 his foes before his face, and plague them
11:11 that hate him. But my faithfulness
11:15 and my mercy shall be with him:
11:18 and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
11:23 I will set his hand also in the sea,
11:25 and his right hand in the rivers.
11:27 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father,
11:30 my God, and the rock of my salvation.
11:33 Also I will make him my firstborn,
11:38 higher than the Kings of the earth.
11:41 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore,
11:44 and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
11:48 His seed also will I make to endure for ever,
11:51 and his throne as the days of heaven.
11:54 If his children forsake my law,
11:57 and walk not in my judgments;
11:59 If they break my statutes,
12:01 and keep not my commandments;
12:03 Then will I visit their transgression
12:05 with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
12:08 Nevertheless my loving kindness will I not
12:12 utterly take from him, nor suffer my
12:15 faithfulness to fail. My covenant
12:19 will I not break, nor alter the thing
12:22 that is gone out of my lips.
12:25 Once have I sworn by my holiness
12:27 that I will not lie unto David.
12:30 His seed shall endure for ever,
12:32 and his throne as the sun before me.
12:35 It shall be established for ever as the moon,
12:38 and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
12:42 But thou hast cast off and abhorred,
12:45 thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
12:47 Thou hast made void the covenant
12:49 of thy servant: thou hast profaned
12:50 his crown by casting it to the ground.
12:53 Thou hast broken down all his hedges;
12:55 thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
12:57 All that pass by the way spoil him:
13:00 he is a reproach to his neighbors.
13:03 Thou hast set up the right hand of
13:04 his adversaries; thou hast made all
13:06 his enemies to rejoice. Thou hast also turned
13:08 the edge of his sword, and hast not made him
13:10 to stand in the battle. Thou hast made his
13:13 glory to cease, and cast his throne
13:15 down to the ground. The days of his youth
13:18 hast thou shortened: thou hast covered
13:20 him with shame. Selah. How long, Lord?
13:25 Wilt thou hide thyself forever?
13:28 Shall thy wrath burn like fire?
13:31 Remember how short my time is:
13:33 wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
13:36 What man is he that liveth,
13:37 and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul
13:39 from the hand of the grave? Selah. Lord,
13:43 where are thy former lovingkindnesses,
13:46 which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
13:50 Remember, Lord, the reproach
13:52 of thy servants; how I do bear in my
13:55 bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
13:58 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached,
14:00 O Lord; wherewith they have reproached
14:02 the footsteps of thine anointed.
14:05 Blessed be the Lord for evermore.
14:07 Amen, and Amen. Psalm 90. Lord,
14:15 thou hast been our dwelling place
14:17 in all generations. Before the mountains
14:20 were brought forth, or ever thou hadst
14:22 formed the earth and the world,
14:24 even from everlasting to everlasting,
14:27 thou art God. Thou turnest man
14:29 to destruction; and sayest, Return,
14:31 ye children of men. For a thousand years
14:33 in thy sight are but as yesterday
14:35 when it is past, and as a watch in the night.