Those whose trust is in the Lord cannot be shaken by the enemies of God.

BibleGateway: Psalm 125

ESV Text: Psalm 125


KJV Text:

KJV Text (alt. audio): Chapter 125:

     1 A Song of degrees. They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. 2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. 3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

     4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts. 5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 269:
O Lord, our Father, Shall We Be Confounded

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1. O Lord, our Father, shall we be confounded 
Who, though by trials and by woes surrounded, 
On Thee alone for help are still relying, 
To Thee are crying? 

2. Lord, put to shame Thy foes who breathe defiance 
And vainly make their might their sole reliance; 
In mercy turn to us, the poor and stricken, 
Our hope to quicken. 

3. Be Thou our Helper and our strong Defender; 
Speak to our foes and cause them to surrender. 
Yea, long before their plans have been completed, 
They are defeated. 

4. ‘Tis vain to trust in man; for Thou, Lord, only 
Art the Defense and Comfort of the lonely. 
With Thee to lead, the battle shall be glorious 
And we victorious. 

5. Thou art our Hero, all our foes subduing; 
Save Thou Thy little flock they are pursuing. 
We seek Thy help; for Jesus’ sake be near us. 
Great Helper, hear us! 


Hymn: LSB 659 Lord of Our Life
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After the Holy Spirit miraculously changed Saul’s heart, He boldly spoke the word of the Lord. Our own baptisms effected a change no less miraculous!

BibleGateway: Acts 9:19b-31

ESV Text: Acts 9:19b-31


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 2:30 and ends at about 4:20

19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus. 20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. 21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? 22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

     23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him: 24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. 25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. 26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. 28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem. 29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him. 30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus. 31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 750:
See This Wonder in the Making

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