Posts by Gary Hines

Listen!

Psalm 81: 8, 13  Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you! O Israel, if you will listen to Me! Oh, that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways! Can you hear the heart cry of God in these verses?  As any father or mother, His desire is…

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Just One Look

Psalm 80:3, 7, 19   Restore us, O God; Cause Your face to shine, And we shall be saved! Back in the late 70’s, Linda Ronstadt wrote and sang the hit “Just One Look, That’s All It Took”.  I’ve heard of and experienced “love at first sight”!  There’s nothing quite like it. Three times in this…

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Repentance – The Basis for Revival

Psalm 79: 8, 9   Oh, do not remember former iniquities against us! Let Your tender mercies come speedily to meet us, For we have been brought very low. Help us, O God of our salvation, For the glory of Your name; And deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins, For Your name’s sake! The Psalmist…

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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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