Bible in 365 Days – Day 187

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Focus Chapters:

  • Psalms 1-2
  • Psalms 10
  • Psalms 33
  • Psalms 71
  • Psalms 91


Standout Verse(s):

Psalms 71:7 NLT

My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection.


Observation (s):

  1. The psalmist recognized that he was considered an example by many.

    My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection.

  2. Despite his influence, the psalmist did not become overcome with pride. He/she acknowledged that the source of his influence is due to God’s strength and protection.

    My life is an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection.


The world’s perception of things rarely goes beyond the surface. Salt is seen as salty because of its saltiness. Sugar is sweet because of its sweetness. Lemons are sour because of their sourness. Vinegar is bitter because of its bitterness. This surface perception also extends to the characteristics of individuals who are viewed as successes and influencers, persons who others aspire to be like.

The truth is, we rarely stop to consider the source or reason behind these admired attributes and characteristics. If one dared to peer closer, they would come to understand that salt’s saltiness is due to the presence of sodium chloride and sugar’s sweetness is caused by glucose, sucrose and some other chemicals. There is always something more beyond the surface, at the root.

The psalmist acknowledges that he is perceived as an example/influencer by man. However, the source of that perception and his influence is not through his own efforts. As an individual who walks with God, the writer recognizes and acknowledges that he owes it all to God who has been his strength and protection. God is the source of his reputation as an example to others.

As a Christian, how does the world perceive you? What is your sphere of influence? Are you a great singer, preacher or teacher? Do you understand and appreciate that God is the source of your influence, strength and protection? As Christian influencers, acknowledge that God is the reason why you and your life are viewed as an example to others.

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I am a dynamic young lady who loves the Lord and seek to have a joy that no one can take away. My all-time favourite thing to do is gaining discoveries by design from My Father during our time each day. Reading, learning and trying new things falls behind in a close second place. My dream is to use my God-given talents to positively impact as many people as possible. As a proud Wolmerian, with a zest for life, I adhere to the “Age Quod Agis” motto in that whatsoever I do, I always do it to the best of my ability.

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