Archive for March 2019

Story Tellers

Psalm 78: 4   We will not hide them from their children, Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done. Our grandsons love to hear of stories when we were young.  Kathy has incredible stories about growing up on the farm in Ohio; they…

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Press On

Psalm 77: 3   I remembered God, and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah Asaph found himself in distress, without much hope of getting out of his dilemma.  He found some solace in the memories of divine intervention on behalf of Israel and apparently didn’t get much encouragement, as he pens “my…

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God’s Throne

Psalm 76: 2   In Salem also is His tabernacle, And His dwelling place in Zion. Where is the rule and reign of Almighty God?  We are given an insight by the Psalmist that “Salem” is where He reigns.  Salem speaks of peace.  We are at peace with God, having entered into a covenant relationship with Him…

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God Will Judge

Psalm 75:10   “All the horns of the wicked I will also cut off, But the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.” This chapter is God’s response to the crisis described in the previous chapter, 74, by Asaph.  Therein is given an overview of the sequence of destruction to Jerusalem and in particular the Temple…

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His Presence Brings His Perspective

Psalm 73: 2, 17 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; My steps had nearly slipped. Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end. Perspective has a great impact on our attitude.  Listening to “both sides of the story” is one way in which perspective is altered, resulting…

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Messiah’s Ministry

Psalm 72: 12 -14   For He will deliver the needy when he cries, The poor also, and him who has no helper. He will spare the poor and needy, And will save the souls of the needy. He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; And precious shall be their blood in His sight. This…

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Limitless Salvation

Psalm 71: 15   My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And Your salvation all the day, For I do not know their limits. As a seasoned saint, an older Psalmist, possibly Jeremiah or David in the twilight of life, makes an incredible declaration.  Who the human author was isn’t relevant, except to say that each of…

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Be An Encourager

Psalm 70: 4   Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified!” I’m constantly amazed at how David’s concern is for others more than himself.  In the midst of his plea for immediate assistance from the Lord, we read…

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Trust Him

Psalm 64:10   The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and trust in Him And all the upright in heart shall glory. Recall Daniel’s overnight stay in the lion’s den?  Persecuted for prayer to God and his faith in God didn’t seem right or just.  Entrusting ourselves to God is risky, it requires unadulterated trust, confidence…

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First Response or Last Resort?

Psalm 63: 1, 2   O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory. Our first response when…

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