Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 29, 2015


Proverbs 11:7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing. Once again we are faced with the difference between a temporal perspective and an eternal perspective. Those who decline to follow … Continue reading

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July 28, 2015


Proverbs 10:29 The way of the Lord is a refuge for the righteous,but it is the ruin of those who do evil. It’s all in how you approach it, that is to say, your attitude. This brings to mind Psalm … Continue reading

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July 27, 2015


Psalm 147:1 Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! This whole Psalm is a celebration, not only of God but of the joy and privilege of praising … Continue reading

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July 26, 2015


Psalm 146:5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God. The Psalmist makes this statement, but then he goes on in the rest of the Psalm to specify why this … Continue reading

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July 25, 2015


Psalm 131:1-2 My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quietened my soul; like a weaned child … Continue reading

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July 24, 2015


Psalm 130:3-4 If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. On the face of it this seems like a somewhat strange statement. If God … Continue reading

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July 23, 2015


Psalm 119:147-148 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. You might call this “fasting … Continue reading

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July 22, 2015


Psalm 119:111 Your statutes are my heritage for ever; they are the joy of my heart. This brings to mind Jesus’ instructions to “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves … Continue reading

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July 21, 2015


Psalm 119:75 I know, O Lord, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me. Here’s a real statement of faith for you! Acknowledging that God’s judgments are righteous is one thing, but then extending that to … Continue reading

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July 20, 2015


Psalm 119:45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. It is one of the paradoxes of the Kingdom of God that submission to God’s rules brings liberty. Every English translation I checked says “freedom” … Continue reading

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