Question Yourself – Psalms 27:1

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~Psalms 27:1 (The Old Testament)~

Context: These words in David’s psalm reveal a true source of bravery.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Question Yourself: How does relying on the strength of the Lord help me become a braver person? Do I need particular help with one form of bravery (or several) over others? If so, what type/s?

Question Yourself – Psalms 25:4-5

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~Psalms 25:4-5 (The Old Testament)~

Context: These verses in David’s psalm encourage humility and patience.

Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Question Yourself: Am I more concerned about the Lord’s ways, paths, and truth than I am about my own? Am I eagerly searching for the Lord to teach me His truth and ways? Am I waiting in patience when He reveals His knowledge to me more slowly than I’d prefer?

Question Yourself – Proverbs 18:8

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~Proverbs 18:8 (The Old Testament)~

Context: This verse in Proverbs is spot on.

The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Question Yourself: Do I sometimes gossip about or bad-mouth other people in their absence? Would the tales I tell of others – even if they aren’t meant to demean or hurt – be best left untold? What do the tales I tell of others tell those who listen (including myself) about me? How can I improve in this area today?

Question Yourself – Psalms 150:6

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~Psalms 150:6 (The Old Testament)~

Context: This final verse in Psalms nicely summarizes several psalms with the same message.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

Question Yourself: Do I praise and show gratitude to the Lord sufficiently, especially considering my grumblings and list of I-really-wants? How can I make praising God as instinctual as breathing?

Question Yourself – Proverbs 3:11-12

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~Proverbs 3:11-12 (The Old Testament)~

Context: These words of wisdom remind us of an important principle.

My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:

For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Question Yourself: Do I view the Lord’s correction as evidence of his love for me? How can I develop the kind of humility that gladly receives the Lord’s redirection, and even seeks it?

Question Yourself – Proverbs 8:35

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~Proverbs 8:35 (The Old Testament)~

Context: These words of wisdom speak of life with the Lord.

For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.

Question Yourself: What does it mean to “find” the Lord, and how do I do it? Am I choosing the abundant life that’s available to me in Him? Do I seek and acknowledge the Lord’s favor and blessings in my life?

Question Yourself – Psalms 188:24

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~Psalms 118:24 (The Old Testament)~

Context: This Messianic psalm contains wise words.

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Question Yourself: How would I (and the people around me) benefit if I faced each day with this attitude? How can I rejoice and be glad even when my day isn’t turning out as well as I’d hoped?