1 In you, Lord my God,
I put my trust.
2 I trust in you;
do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
3 No one who hopes in you
will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause.
4 Show me your ways, Lord,
teach me your paths.
5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
6 Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good.
8 Good and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right
and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful
toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, Lord,
forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord?
He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.
13 They will spend their days in prosperity,
and their descendants will inherit the land.
14 The Lord confides in those who fear him;
he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the Lord,
for only he will release my feet from the snare.
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
Praise to the God of All Comfort
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
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Days pass, years vanish, and we walk sightless among miracles.
An excerpt from a book by Lynne Baab
The speakers — and the topics that they’ll be discussing — for the 2017 January Series have been announced. As you can see, very knowledgeable, talented speakers are planning on covering a variety of meaningful topics such as:
- 500 Years Later: Why the Reformation Still Matters
- Poverty and Profit in the American City
- Race, Trauma, and the Doctrine of Discovery
- Closing the Gender Gap in Technology
- Tinkering in Today’s Healthcare Factories: Pursuing the Renewal of Medicine
- Until All Are Free: A Look at Slavery Today and the Church’s Invitation to End It
- I’ll Push You: A Story of Radical Friendship, Overcoming Challenges and the Power of Community
- The EU and Global Governance
- The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right
- How Did We Get Here? A Historical Perspective on Our Wild 2016 Election
- How to Find and Live Your Calling: Lessons from the Psychology of Vocation
- The World is a Scary Place, Love Anyway
- The Royal Revolution: Fresh Perspectives on the Cross
- American Violinist in Concert
- Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World?
You don’t have to physically attend these presentations in order to benefit from them, as the majority of these presentations will be streamed live over the Internet (audio only). So plan now to attend (physically or virtually) one or more of these excellent talks.