Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Prayer Praise & Promises — A Daily Walk Through The Psalms



Prayer Praise & Promises
A Daily Walk Through The Psalms

Cover Page of the book. Pic. Credit. Back to the Bible Int.
Dr. Wiersbe & his Wife
Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe (the former General Director and Bible Teacher for Back to the Bible) has mined the Psalms for their riches.  He has traced the thinking of godly men and followed them into greater depths of understanding.  He has devoted much of his life to Bible study and meditation.  And now, in this devotional book he offers you nuggets of pure gold. 

Prayer Praise & Promises : A Daily Walk Through the Psalms is based on Dr. Wiersbe’s radio ministry and his cassette series, Dyna Moments.  His personal reflections and insights help make each devotional fresh and relevant.

It’s a book that you’ll want to savor one day at a time.  Ponder its truths and apply them to your life.  You’ll be the richer for it.
 
In the foreword  Dr. Woodrow Kroll, President Back to the Bible Intl. wrote:

Dr. Wood
“The Psalms have always held a special place in the affection of Israel.  The people of God rejoiced and lamented together by singing the Psalms.  The early Christians discovered the Psalms to be an integral link to their heritage as well.

A psalm was the expression of joy uttered by Augustine at his conversion, and a psalm was the consolation on  his lips as he lay upon his death bed.  Chrysostom comforted himself in exile by quoting the Psalms.  John Hus had a psalm on his lips as he was burned at the stake Reciting a psalm, Luther entered the Diet of Worms, prepared to defy the Church and stand by faith alone.

But the Psalms have meant much more to us than affection or motivation.  They also have been a significant source of inspiration.  A. C. Gabelein used to say, “A psalm a day keeps worry away.”  Many of us have found the Psalms to be an excellent source of comfort, of courage, strength.

Strength and hope for our spiritual journey is the goal of Warren Wiersbe in this daily devotional on the Psalms, and he succeeds very well. Writing in his own practical and interesting style, Dr. Wiersbe brings us to the banquet table and serves a heaping portion of God’s blessing and strength through each psalm.  Every reader will be blessed but more than that, every reader will be instructed, motivated, inspired and challenged.
Here you will find daily food in abundance—good food, tasty food, food to fuel your Christian life.  If a psalm a day does keep worry away, who of us can afford to be without one?  This devotional good will ensure that your minimum daily Psalms requirement is met.  Bon appétit!
                                                                                            —Woodrow Kroll
Read a portion from the book:

Preface To God’s Hymnal
Have you ever read the preface to the hymnal used in your church?  Few people ever do.  The preface to God’s hymnal (the Book of Psalms) is Psalm 1.  It begins with a word we often use—blessed.  Nowhere does Scripture tell us that God blesses programs or promotions.  But it does teach that He blesses individuals.  He blessed Abraham so he might be a blessing to others.  And He blesses us so we might bless others.

What you delight in is what will direct your life, so be careful what you enjoy.  The blessed person delights in the Law of the Lord (v.2).  He delights so much in the Word of God that he meditates on it during the day.  Meditation is the soul what digestion is to the body.  It means assimilating the Word of God.

The blessed person is like a tree (v.3).  A tree has roots.  The most important part of your life is your “root system.”  Don’t be like the  ungodly, who are like chaff (v. 4).  Chaff doesn’t have roots.  Don’t be like the  ungodly, who are like chaff (v.4).   Chaff doesn’t have roots.  It is blown away by every wind that comes along.  Your root system is important because it determines your nourishment.  It also determines your stability and your strength when the storm comes and the wind starts to blow.

People can’t see your root system, but God can.  Praying and meditating on the Word of God will cause your roots to go down deep into His love.

God delights in blessing His children.  But we must prepare ourselves for His blessings by first appropriating the resources He has given us.  Delight in the Word of God and feed on it. But do more than, occasionally read the Word; meditate on it constantly.  Make it your source of spiritual nourishment, and God will bless you with strength and stability.

(This is a portion taken from the book Prayer Praise & Promises written by Warren W Wiersbe, the former General Director of Back to the Bible Intl.)

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