Tag Archives: focus

Focus; October 21, 2019


Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. This bit of wisdom has been confirmed by a number of studies over the years. Attitude has been shown again and again to be … Continue reading

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Heroes; October 4, 2019


Psalm 146:5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, After two verses of introductory praise to God, this anonymous Psalm focuses on the contrast between depending on people, putting … Continue reading

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God’s Mercy on our Weaknesses; October 3, 2019


Psalm 145:8-9 The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. This is another acrostic Psalm, laid out according to the letters … Continue reading

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Praising God; September 5, 2019


Psalm 106:2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare his praise? The answer to this question is obvious, and is implied in the very asking of it: nobody. We can’t even know all that God … Continue reading

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Light; August 29, 2019


Psalm 97:11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. The Japanese is very specific about the original Hebrew figure of speech here. It says, “Light is scattered like seed for the righteous, and joy … Continue reading

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Discipleship; August 22, 2019


Psalm 86:11 Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Reading this Psalm from the start I was blessed by several verses, but when … Continue reading

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Panic and Depression; August 19, 2019


Psalm 77:12 I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. We don’t know what situation the Psalmist was encountering, but the first nine verses indicate it was severe enough to get him pretty depressed. His … Continue reading

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