August 12, 2009

Be angry, and do not sin


e read a chapter or two of the Bible to our son every night at bedtime. Recently, as we have gone through the process of having to find a home under a deadline, many of these evening devotions have seemed incredibly apt for the situation we have been dealing with. Many passages have been sources of encouragement. Some have been passages of rebuke. Others have been seemingly promises that if we just leave things in God’s righteous hands, He will work to provide, to comfort, and to avenge.

Tonight’s reading was one such particularly apropos passage that I thought would be good to share with any of you who may be dealing with similar circumstances. I encourage you to stay in the Word. It is a vast source of comfort and blessing—especially in difficult times when evil seems to thrive


onight’s Bible reading when we put David to bed seemed particularly comforting. So I thought I would share it with you all. I encourage you to stay in the Word. It is a vast source of comfort and blessing—especially during difficult times when evil seems to thrive.

Psalm 4

  1. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
    You have given me relief when I was in distress.
    Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
  2. O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?
    How long will you love vain words and seek after lies?


  3. But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself;
    the Lord hears when I call to him.
  4. Be angry, and do not sin;
    ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.
  5. Selah

  6. Offer right sacrifices,
    and put your trust in the Lord.
  7. There are many who say, “Who will show us some good?
    Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”
  8. You have put more joy in my heart
    than they have when their grain and wine abound.
  9. In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

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