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Daily Devotional Meditations and a Biblical Perspective on Current Events

A Study Through Psalms

Who Do You Trust? (Psalm 134; Psalm 146)

Who Do You Trust? (Psalm 134; Psalm 146)

Scripture reading - Psalm 134; Psalm 146 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study.  Psalm 134 – “A Song of Degrees” The title of Psalm 134 is “A Song of Degrees.” If you have followed www.HeartofAShepherd.com for several weeks, you are aware it was one...

Surviving and Thriving in a World Gone Mad (Psalm 37; Psalm 71)

Surviving and Thriving in a World Gone Mad (Psalm 37; Psalm 71)

Scripture reading - Psalm 37; Psalm 71 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study.  Today’s Scripture reading consists of two lengthy psalms. Psalm 37 was titled “A Psalm of David,” and the author of Psalm 71 is unknown (although David may have penned it...

A Universal Call and Cause to Praise the Lord! (Psalm 117)

A Universal Call and Cause to Praise the Lord! (Psalm 117)

Scripture reading - Psalm 117 The beauty and simplicity of today’s Scripture reading need little commentary. Psalm 117 is not only the briefest chapter of the Scriptures; it also falls, appropriately, at the center of the Bible. The brevity of Psalm 117 has been a...

The Life and Death of a Saint (Psalm 115; Psalm 116)

The Life and Death of a Saint (Psalm 115; Psalm 116)

Scripture reading - Psalm 115; Psalm 116   Today’s Scripture reading consists of two psalms for worship. Leaving no doubt who the God of Israel is, the psalmist invited people of faith to boast in Him as the Creator of the heavens, the earth, and the Sovereign of all!...

The Majesty of God (Psalm 113; Psalm 114)

The Majesty of God (Psalm 113; Psalm 114)

Scripture reading - Psalm 113; Psalm 114 Today’s Scripture reading continues our study of the Book of Psalms and the collection known as the “Hallelujah Psalms.” Like Psalm 111 and Psalm 112, Psalm 113 and Psalm 114 begin with the phrase: “Praise ye the LORD” (Psalm...

The LORD is Great! (Psalm 145; 1 Chronicles 26)

The LORD is Great! (Psalm 145; 1 Chronicles 26)

Scripture reading – Psalm 145; 1 Chronicles 26 1 Chronicles 26 - Porters, Guards, and Administrators   David’s census of the Levites continues in 1 Chronicles 26, assigning men and families who would serve as “the porters” of the Temple (1 Chronicles 26:1-19; note 1...

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Marriage

The Failure of the Gatekeepers (Ezra 9)

The Failure of the Gatekeepers (Ezra 9)

Scripture reading - Ezra 9 Click this link to translate this Bible study into Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, or French. Ezra 9   Ezra arrived in Jerusalem with gold and silver furnished by King Artaxerxes, the leaders of Persia, and the...

Prayer

Reflecting on God’s Grace and Mercy (Nehemiah 9)

Reflecting on God’s Grace and Mercy (Nehemiah 9)

Scripture reading - Nehemiah 9 Click this link to translate this Bible study into Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, German, Spanish, Portuguese, or French. Nehemiah had served King Artaxerxes as governor of Judah and completed rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and...

Hard Topics

Discouragement: The Devil’s Favorite Tool (Ezra 5; Ezra 6)

Discouragement: The Devil’s Favorite Tool (Ezra 5; Ezra 6)

Scripture reading - Ezra 5; Ezra 6   Click this link to translate this Bible study into Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, or Portuguese. We continue our study of Israel’s history after the Jews returned from exile. With King Cyrus's decree to...