July 6th, 2020 Daily Devotional

What words or phrases stand out for you in today’s Psalm?


For me, it is “We ponder your steadfast love, O God...”


I’ve always loved that word, ponder. There is a rhythm to pondering, a kind of poetry

and stillness. I’m going to take a few moments out in nature to ponder just now. Let’s

ponder together the gift of God’s steadfast love.


Psalm 48

1 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised

in the city of our God.

His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,

is the joy of all the earth,

Mount Zion, in the far north,

the city of the great King.

3 Within its citadels God

has shown himself a sure defense.

4 Then the kings assembled,

they came on together.

5 As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;

they were in panic, they took to flight;

6 trembling took hold of them there,

pains as of a woman in labor,

7 as when an east wind shatters

the ships of Tarshish.

8 As we have heard, so have we seen

in the city of the Lord of hosts,

in the city of our God,

which God establishes forever.Selah

9 We ponder your steadfast love, O God,

in the midst of your temple.

10 Your name, O God, like your praise,

reaches to the ends of the earth.

Your right hand is filled with victory.

11 Let Mount Zion be glad,

let the towns[a] of Judah rejoice

because of your judgments.

12 Walk about Zion, go all around it,

count its towers,

13 consider well its ramparts;

go through its citadels,

that you may tell the next generation

14 that this is God,

our God forever and ever.

He will be our guide forever.




Recent Posts

See All

September 17, 2020 Daily Devotional

Commentator J. Clinton McCann describes Psalm 109 as "a submission to God of rage, hurt, and demand for justice." He says further: "The Psalmist had been victimized, and when persons become victims, t

September 15, 2020 Daily Devotional

For today's time of devotion, let's read Psalm 107 in conversation with yesterday's news. vv. 4-7, 35-43 "Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to an inhabited town; hungry and thirsty, their

Address

5 Caroline Avenue

Setauket, NY 11733

Contact

Email: setauketpresbyterian@verizon.net
Tel: (631) 941-4271

Follow us

  • Facebook
  • Instagram

© 2020 Setauket Presbyterian Church