the Lord hears

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The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. (Ps 34:115)

God is our righteousness. As we make this transaction with Him, yielding our lives over to Him... we find a sweet fellowship in Him. His eyes are on us, His ears are open when we cry. The friend of God can whisper in His ear and be heard. Obstacles to prayer, is sin. However, as we bring these things to Him, and are cleansed, there is an open channel. His ears are open to our cry...

a decision

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And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; It shall rejoice in His salvation. (Ps 35:9)

David takes here a decision. He decides to be joyful in the Lord... a joyful heart cannot bear anxiety. Although a situation may be pitch-black, we can rejoice in His salvation. If God did not spare his own son, but gave Him up for us, how much more will He not also save us from every sin. Let us yield ourselves to Him, that He might accomplish his great cause in us!

Rejoice in the Lord!

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And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; It shall rejoice in His salvation. (Ps 35:9)

It is when we find our joy in the Lord, that we are strengthen. God's salvation provided to us freely is a great cause of joy. Although the enemy of our soul wants us to be despondent thanking there is no way out. There is a way. We can come to Him and be cleansed from all sin. Through Jesus we might freely come. What a wonderful thought!

Plead my cause...

Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; fight against those who fight against me. (Ps 35:1)

In this psalm of David he brings his troubles to God. How sweet for the saint of God to be able to do that. God will fight for us. It is in this trust that we may find rest. It is not our task to retaliate, it belongs to God

to keep our tongue from evil

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Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days; that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit. (Ps 34:12-13)

The devil is the father of all lies. A person who speak many lies, have his father the devil. However, God loves truth and the bearers of truth. If we are God's children we will be able to discern the truth from deceit.

God can keep us

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Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. (Ps 16:1)

God can keep us, preserve us within a corrupt world. Although many around us may become corrupt due to sin, it is possible for God to keep us. However, we need to put our trust in Him. We need to ask Him.

Who may dwell in Your holy hill?

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He who does not backbite with his tongue, Nor does evil to his neighbor; Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend. (Ps 14:3)

The tongue is the most difficult member of our bodies to control. It is through the works of the tongue that big fires are set to light destroying countless lives. Once the fire is drawn, it is on a reckless course, and set alight from hell itself. Those loving their neighbor, would held his tongue. It is God's holy fire from within that keeps tight reign on the tongue. We can plead for this fire to purify us and to offer our tongue to work righteousness wherever we go. We can either feed on words of men or God's word.

The one God takes pleasure in

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Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, And speaks the truth in his heart. Ps 14:2

God loves truth. He also loves those loving the truth. If we love the truth, we will walk upright and work righteousness. He is the Truth and the way.

God sees

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The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. (Ps 14:2)

People focus on many things. It is the rush of our time to find a job, time and material things. Yet, God's focus is on us. He seeks someone who seeks Him. Someone unabsorbed by the processes of this world. Someone whose focus is on Him.

You give them something...

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But He said to them, "You give them something to eat." (Luke 9:22)

The disciples were in a despirate situation. The crowds have converged on them, and they did not have anything for them to eat. The wanted to send them away... Yet, Christ taught them to feed them. The disciples gathered what they could and brought it to Jesus. Jesus blessed it, and everyone was filled. Likewise, we can bring that what we have, our time, energy, talents... and ask Him to bless it, so that we may feed and refresh those around us.