Musings of a Recovering Lutheran: October 2016
O LORD, God of my salvation,
         I have cried out day and night before You.
Let my prayer come before You;
         Incline Your ear to my cry. 

Psalm 88:1-2 (NKJV)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Today's verse

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

Psalm 118:9 (KJV)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Today's verse

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 100:3 (KJV)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Today's verse

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Matthew 22:36-40 (KJV)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Today's verse

I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 69:30 (KJV)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Today's verse

He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

Psalm 101:7 (KJV)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Reading list

Twelve Ordinary Men, by John MacArthur.

Today's verse

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1 Corinthians 1:25 (KJV)

Lord, help me to see that my weakness is the chance to rely on Your strength!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Update on Asia Bibi



Asia Bibi's hearing has been delayed. The final appeal was scheduled for October 13.

Read Asia Bibi's own words.


For those who do not know who she is, here is the story about Asia Bibi's unjust imprisonment and death sentence for "blasphemy" against the Prophet Muhammad.

Please pray for Asia Bibi and her family. Also, please pray for those who are risking their lives to free her.

Today's verse

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18 (KJV)

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Today's verse

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Psalm 111:10 (KJV)

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Today's verse

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33 (KJV)

Friday, October 07, 2016

Update on Asia Bibi



Asia Bibi's final appeal to be held on October 13.

Key quote:

A persecution watchdog group is organizing a 24-hour prayer rally for Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five who's facing the death penalty in Pakistan for blasphemy, and warns that hard-line Islamists could lash out violently against Christians after next week's hearing.

The Pakistani Supreme court announced on Friday that Bibi's appeal will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13 in Islamabad, which is expected to decide whether the Christian mother will escape the death penalty, or become the first woman in Pakistan to face such an extreme punishment for blasphemy.

Read Asia Bibi's own words.


For those who do not know who she is, here is the story about Asia Bibi's unjust imprisonment and death sentence for "blasphemy" against the Prophet Muhammad.

Please pray for Asia Bibi and her family. Also, please pray for those who are risking their lives to free her.

Today's verse

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Psalm 25:5 (KJV)

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Reading list

Helliconia Winter, by Brian W. Aldiss.

Today's verse

Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

Isaiah 40:10 (KJV)

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Today's verse

Start with Hello: Introducing Your Church to Special Needs Ministry, by Kate Brueck and Ali Howard.

Today's verse

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Today's verse

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Matthew 5:11-12 (KJV)