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My Prayer for Today

My Prayer for Today    9      For evildoers shall be cut off;            But those who wait on the LORD,            They shall inherit the earth.      10      For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;            Indeed, you will look carefully for his place,            But it shall be no more.      11      But the meek shall inherit the earth,            And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 
    12      The wicked plots against the just,            And gnashes at him with his teeth.      13      The Lord laughs at him,            For He sees that his day is coming. 

The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982). Ps 37:9–13.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

May 25: Longing and Being
1 Chronicles 16:1–17:27; Psalm 84:1–12

The general sense of what worship “is” is widely known, but the specifics of what it means are a little vague. Aside from obedience (i.e., avoiding sin and following what God asks of us), there are specific ways to show God admiration. In 1 Chronicles, during David’s many great acts, we get a glimpse into ancient worship practices that are still applicable today. We know that the biblical “editors” favored these practices because they would later ascribe countless psalms to David. His way of worship was deemed “the way to worship.”
After David and his comrades journey to Obed-Edom to bring back the ark of the covenant—the symbol of Yahweh’s provision and advocacy for His people—David appoints “some of the Levites as ministers before the ark of Yahweh” (1 Chr 16:4). The Levites, the tribe designated as religious teachers, are first to “invoke”Yahweh (call upon Him). They are then to do what should be natural in all encount…