Posts by Gary Hines

Remedy for Despair

Psalm 89: 1, 2   I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens.” Reading the two previous Psalms, Ethan is in the pit of…

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A United Heart

Psalm 86: 11, 12  Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore. Learning the Lord’s “way” has an incredible personal benefit often unrecognized, a united heart. …

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The Kiss From God

Psalm 85: 10   Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed. A “kiss from God”?  These Psalmists understood passion of the Lord was demonstrated by have mercy and truth, righteousness and peace meet to provide redemption for “people” at Calvary. The truth that there is none righteous met mercy through imputed righteousness…

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The Blessed Man

Psalm 84: 10 -12   For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk…

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A Set Heart

Psalm 84: 5 – 7  Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca,  They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion. Determining to follow the Lord,…

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The Mighty

Psalm 82: 1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty. Reading the balance of this Psalm, Asaph is bemoaning the current status and injustices impacting the most vulnerable in Israel. Could it be that God was waiting on Asaph and others to address the complexities of the crisis? Could it be that God is…

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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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