Written by cycleguy on August 25th, 2016


I have spent the summer preaching on different psalms under the banner of “Life is an Adventure!” This Sunday is the last of the Psalms series. I tried to avoid many of the familiar ones for the simple reason of bringing something new to the table. I really wanted the people of OVCF to experience something new. I think I have accomplished that for the most part.

So I asked myself what Psalm could I close with that would be fairly (if not totally) new, but at the same time give some encouragement that would correspond with getting back into the school and work routine. As I was having my personal devotional time I read Psalm 112. As I read it I thought, “Man, there is some good stuff there!” Then the wheels started turning and I feel like I found a good way to end my study of Psalms.

I approached this passage with a question: “if this (name something specific) was taken away from me, what would I do?” Asked another way it would be this: “What is really important in my pursuit of a full life of adventure?”  This chapter begins with the challenge of making the right choice as to whom you will follow. Then it gives three characteristics of the man/woman who chooses to be a person who is rock solid.

If you have a few minutes, I’d like to ask you to pray for me and the folks who will be here Sunday. Thanks.


7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jeff says:

    Wealth and riches will be in my house. And all I have to do is fear the Lord? You aren’t going full Osteen now are you? You do realize that fearing the thing you love is the definition of

  2. floyd says:

    Sounds like a great way to wrap up that series, Bill. Praying for you and yours, brother.

  3. Think I’ll take a moment to go read Psalm 112. Prayers for Sunday, Bill!

  4. Pam says:

    Prayers said, Bill!

  5. Linda Stoll says:

    The Psalms have become a significant piece of my devotional life in recent months … your people are blessed that you’re preaching from this powerful book …

  6. Sharon says:

    Wow, that is a great psalm, Bill. Full of some very practical characteristics of the godly man/woman. I’m sure that your message reached many people, as I know God was speaking through you.