1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; 2 for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.
3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.
5 They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. 6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob.
7 Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. 10 Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory.
It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
I’ve been busy this week, but here is the list for the opening week of Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks. That’s right, folks. The NCAA College football season begins this week. So here are your choices for Week 1. Let’s see who the weak one is this time.
A reminder of the rules: Pick the winner in all ten games. Also predict the score of the tie breaker. In case two people have the exact prediction, I will ask the later one to repick. And if there is a tie after figuring in the tie breaker, I’ll put the names in a hat and have Mrs. L draw one out. The winner gets accolades from us all, and the opportunity to pick the next tie breaker.
Have your picks entered on this thread by Saturday, 12 NOON Eastern time/ 11 Central, 10 Mountain, 9 Pacific. If you live in some other time zone, figure out when that is for you.
1. Oregon St. @ #5 Ohio State
2. #23 Texas @ Maryland
3. Ole Miss @ Texas Tech
4. #6 Washington @ #9 Auburn
5. #14 Michigan @ #12 Notre Dame
6. Idaho @ Fresno State
7. #8 Miami @ #25 LSU (Sunday)
8. #20 Virginia Tech @ #19 Florida State (Monday)
9. Pillow Fight: Kent St. @ Illinois
10. Tie Breaker- Pick winner and final score: BYU @ Arizona
(Rankings based on AP Top 25 Poll; Pillow Fight based on ESPN Bottom Ten)
It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo, her students, and the people of PNG.
1 The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
2 You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. 3 You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head. 4 He asked you for life, and you gave it to him— length of days, for ever and ever. 5 Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty. 6 Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence. 7 For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.
8 Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes. 9 When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them. 10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind. 11 Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed. 12 You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow.
13 Be exalted in your strength, Lord; we will sing and praise your might.