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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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Witnessing; August 15, 2019


Psalm 66:16 Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. In reading this Psalm just now it strikes me that the Psalmist isn’t just talking about good stuff God has … Continue reading

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An Old Fool; July 12, 2019


1 Kings 11:4 As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. To me, this betrayal … Continue reading

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Government; July 11, 2019


1 Kings 10:9 “Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king, to maintain justice and … Continue reading

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