THE PSALM 34 CHALLENGE – Weekend Review!
You can join on any day – and memorize the Psalm at your own pace. The weekend is for review.
Great news! We have now uploaded all of the #Psalm34Challenge posts to our website at https://iwilltrustinthelord.com/blog/ where you can read the posts you have missed, or review them in order. We have also included all of the pictures and the beautiful calligraphy artwork of @Kathryn Long. You can also share the link above with your friends on Facebook (or in private emails) if you want to encourage a new group of people to take up the challenge. There is no deadline date!
More great news! I have just 5 more days of radiation treatments. Side effects are moderate with increasing fatigue, but I am on the home stretch and the finish line is in sight. Thankfully I get a break on the weekend and can rest and review Psalm 34. We hope you will do the same.
Consider this: The pictures today include some who are young and some who are older; some who are inside and some who are outdoors; some who memorize alone and some who memorize together. No matter how you choose to memorize Psalm 34 – we thank you for joining us in this challenge and encourage you to push through to the end. The finish line is in sight. We continue to pray for all of you each morning. May the LORD help you!
Every day of my treatment, I speak the verses out loud in my treatment room. There is a microphone right above my head and hopefully, the Oncology staff can hear the Word of the LORD each day. I have told them about the challenge and that I am quoting from Psalm 34. This week I hope to give them a written copy of the Psalm with a gospel booklet.
Today, I will attempt to write out the verses and see how accurate my memory is. Here goes!
Verse 1: I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Verse 2: My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; the humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Verse 3: Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together.
Verse 4: I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Verse 5: They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed
Verse 6: This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
Verse 7: The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.
Verse 8: Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Verse 9: Oh, fear the LORD you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.
Verse 10: The young lions lack and suffer hunger, but those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
Verse 11: Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
Verse 12: Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?
Verse 13: Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit
Verse 14: Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Verse 15: The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.
Verse 16: The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Verse 17: The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Verse 18: The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.
This time I had one mistake in the order of the words; one capitalization error; and a few punctuation errors. It’s a good time to review. Lord willing, we’ll see you on Monday. Happy memorizing!