Think on These

Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Psalm 42:11

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8

Psalm 91 contains many things worth meditating on. As you think in your heart, so you become. (Proverbs 23:7, Romans 12:1 – a bad example and a good one.) Let these transform you.

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

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Jon

Awestruck admirer of the Sovereign of the universe, from whom all rights and responsibilities of men derive.

3 thoughts on “Think on These”

  1. I love these scriptures. In the sermon on Sunday our pastor shared how studies have shown that unlike positive thoughts, the brain holds onto the negative like velcro. It’s so important to meditate on what’s good (and worthy and noble and pure–life giving truth). I want to commit to memorizing scripture. My mom was great at it. As she was near her last breaths and well sedated for pain, she recited all of Psalm 139 with strength in her voice. It was amazing to witness. Romans 12 was the first scripture my dad memorized. I divided up the verses for all the grandchildren to read at his service. I’m sure he was smiling. Phil 4:8 was my first favorite. I have many favorites now but it remains at the top of my list. Thank you Jon. I’m going to print these out and work on them at my desk when negative thoughts hit. 🙂 Deb

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    1. Work on them – Me too. Many are looking for miraculous rescues from one thing or another. If we constantly build God’s promises into our lives, we are much less likely to fall in the ditch in the first place and better able to get out if we do. His Words are powerful! God Bless!

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