Today's Good News

SEPTEMBER 16 – ONE DAY

9/16 Psalm 12:1-4
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by an eight-stringed instrument. Help, O LORD, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth! Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and insincere hearts. May the LORD bring their flattery to an end and silence their proud tongues. They say, “We will lie to our hearts’ content. Our lips are our own — who can stop us?”
ONE DAY
Our life is brief and yet we live as though we were eternal. There is an appointed day when all that we do will be reviewed. Jesus stands at the bar of justice and proclaims Lord God this is a member of our family. Jesus gives us His righteousness. He provides membership in the household of God. Understand that our life span is but a second in eternal terms and justice is a fact.

SEPTEMBER 15 – CHOICE

9/15 Psalm 11:7
For the LORD is righteous, and he loves justice. Those who do what is right will see his face.
CHOICE
The word that we must remember and understand about our life is CHOICE. We choose whom we will follow. We choose what we will do. Following Jesus is always a choice. Choose Jesus. Today follow Him. It is the right choice. It is the right thing to do.

SEPTEMBER 14 – ONE DAY

9/14 Psalm 11:5-6
The LORD examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates everyone who loves violence. He rains down blazing coals on the wicked, punishing them with burning sulfur and scorching winds.
ONE DAY
One day every knee will bow every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. There will be a time a day of accountability. Remember that the Lord’s memory is perfect. Live your life with awareness that this life is just the beginning. When we go to be with the Lord it will be perfect.

SEPTEMBER 13 – LIFE

9/13 Psalm 11:3-4
The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do?” But the LORD is in his holy Temple; the LORD still rules from heaven. He watches everything closely, examining everyone on earth.
LIFE
Your life is an examined life. The Lord is aware of everything that is going on and everything that you are doing. Our life never surprises God. Surrender your will to Him. Let Jesus guide you. Do what He says. Know that the Lord is God and He will not abandon you no matter what happens.

SEPTEMBER 12 – EVIL

9/12 Psalm 11:2
The wicked are stringing their bows and setting their arrows in the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those who do right.
EVIL
Evil is all around us. It is active and actively seeking to do us bad. Listen, if you trust the Lord and have confidence in His control of your life, you will turn to Him in the moment of trial and not let evil succeed in stampeding you. Trust the Lord and walk in His path.

SEPTEMBER 11 – REALITY

9/11 Psalm 11:1
For the choir director: A psalm of David. I trust in the LORD for protection. So why do you say to me, “Fly to the mountains for safety!
REALITY
Trust is an action. It isn’t a thought or even a word. Trust is composed of the things we do. If I trust the Lord then I will act upon His Word. Obedience, humility, peace, joy and more all become part of our daily life when we trust the Lord.

SEPTEMBER 10 – CONTROL

9/10 Psalm 10:17-18
LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them. You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so people can no longer terrify them.
CONTROL
The world, the flesh and the devil are constantly seeking to control you. It is amazing how hard evil seeks to destroy us. It cannot. The Lord is in control and we can trust Him. Seek the Lord and He will change your life. Seek the Lord and you will find Him.

SEPTEMBER 9 – WORSHIP

9/9 Psalm 10:16
The LORD is king forever and ever! Let those who worship other gods be swept from the land.
WORSHIP
We worship a living God. He is alive today and living in His followers. Nothing can compete with Jesus. No matter how the world protests and it does protest the world cannot deny the fact that Jesus is Lord. He is Lord and creator of all things. Trust in the Lord and you will always be safe in His hands.

SEPTEMBER 8 – NEED

9/8 Psalm 10:14-15
But you do see the trouble and grief they cause. You take note of it and punish them. The helpless put their trust in you. You are the defender of orphans. Break the arms of these wicked, evil people! Go after them until the last one is destroyed!
NEED
Our need is great. The activity of evil in the world is significant and much more than we realize. The Lord defends us against evil. Even though it may seem that evil has the upper hand if you will depend upon the Lord His promise to you is that you will not be overrun by evil. Nothing can separate you from the love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

SEPTEMBER 7 – WICKED

9/7 Psalm 10:12-13
Arise, O LORD! Punish the wicked, O God! Do not forget the helpless! Why do the wicked get away with cursing God? How can they think, “God will never call us to account”?
WICKED
Evil distorts our thinking. We become obsessed with our own thoughts and do not recognize the slavery we are in to sin. Wickedness is actively opposed to God and when we are caught up in evil and complacent with our wickedness we are blind to the reality of existence-God is in control. We are dead in our trespasses and sin and cannot comprehend the things of God.