Thoughts by Randall Stapleton
  • July 23, 2021

    Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they are mighty who would destroy m ...

    Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; they are mighty who would destroy me, being my enemies wrongfully; though I have stolen nothing, I still must restore it. O God, Y ...

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  • July 22, 2021

    Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! (Psalm 68:19) Do you rec ...

    Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! (Psalm 68:19) Do you recall ever having one of those days where everything seemed to go wrong? You wake up late for wor ...

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  • July 21, 2021

    In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials ...

    In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it ...

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  • July 20, 2021

    May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on ...

    May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peop ...

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  • July 19, 2021

    Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept our soul among the living an ...

    Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip. For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tri ...

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  • July 16, 2021

    Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! Say to God, ...

    Shout for joy to God, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise! Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you. Al ...

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  • July 15, 2021

    Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my right is disregarde ...

    Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, and my right is disregarded by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Crea ...

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  • July 14, 2021

    For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation ...

    For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2) For God alone, O my soul, wait in ...

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  • July 13, 2021

    Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. ...

    Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against ...

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  • July 12, 2021

    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal ...

    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have ...

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