Psalm 150 (for Psalm Sunday, Week 45)

Psalm Sunday
Week 45

Psalm 150
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

“1) Praise ye the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the firmament of His power!
2) Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
3) Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet; praise Him with the psaltery and harp!
4) Praise Him with the timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and organs!
5) Praise Him upon the loud cymbals; praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals!
6) Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord! Praise ye the Lord!”

Isaiah 45:5-9,12

Isaiah 45:5-9,12

“5) I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside Me: I girded you, though you have not known Me:
6) That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside Me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
7) I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
8) Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.
9) Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What make you? or your work, He has no hands?
12) I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even My hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”

Psalm 97 (Psalm Sunday, Week 45)

Psalm Sunday
Week 45

Psalm 97
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

“1) The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice! Let the multitude of isles be glad thereof!
2) Clouds and darkness are round about Him; righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne.
3) A fire goeth before Him, and burneth up His enemies round about.
4) His lightnings enlightened the world; the earth saw and trembled.
5) The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
6) The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see His glory.
7) Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols. Worship Him, all ye gods!
8) Zion heard and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced because of Thy judgments, O Lord.
9) For Thou, Lord, art high above all the earth; Thou art exalted far above all gods.
10) Ye that love the Lord, hate evil! He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
11) Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
12) Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness.”

Psalm 45 (Psalm Sunday, Week 45)

Psalm Sunday
Week 45

Psalm 45
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
“1) My heart is composing a goodly matter; I speak of the verses which I have made concerning the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2) Thou art fairer than the children of men; grace is poured into Thy lips; therefore God hath blessed Thee for ever.
3) Gird Thy sword upon Thy thigh, O most Mighty, with Thy glory and Thy majesty.
4) And in Thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and Thy right hand shall teach Thee fearsome things.
5) Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies, whereby the people fall under Thee.
6) Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; the scepter of Thy Kingdom is a righteous scepter.
7) Thou lovest righteousness and hatest wickedness; therefore God, Thy God, hath anointed Thee with the oil of gladness above Thy fellows.
8) All Thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made Thee glad.
9) Kings’ daughters were among Thy honorable women; at Thy right hand stood the queen in gold of Ophir.
10) Hearken, O daughter, and consider and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people and thy father’s house.
11) So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty, for He is thy Lord; worship thou Him.
12) And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.
13) The King’s daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is of wrought gold.
14) She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework; the virgins, her companions that follow her, shall be brought unto Thee.
15) With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought; they shall enter into the King’s palace.
16) Instead of Thy fathers shall be Thy children, whom Thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17) I will make Thy name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the people praise Thee for ever and ever.”

Whatever men or devils may attempt against us…

Whatever men or devils may attempt against us,
there are three things which
– if we are true believers –
they cannot do.

They may be helpful to wean us from the world.
They may add earnestness to our prayers.
They may press us to greater watchfulness
and dependence upon God.
They may afford fair occasions of evidencing our sincerity in the faith,
the goodness of our cause,
and the power of God who is for us.

Such are the benefits that the Lord teaches his people
to derive from their sufferings,
for he will not let them suffer or be oppressed in vain.

But no enemy can deprive us
1) of the love with which God favors us,
2) or the grace which he has given us
3) or the glory which he has prepared for us.

What shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

– John Newton, Sermon #45, “Divine Support and Protection.”