Tag Archives: sin

Righteousness and Salvation; October 1, 2022


Psalm 132:9, 16 “May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy.”“I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.” This is presented as a prayer, and then God’s response. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; September 25, 2022


Psalm 119:5-6 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands. I’m not sure I had noticed before that the Psalmist is confessing that his … Continue reading

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David’s Heart; September 7, 2022


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. This Psalm’s attribution is very simply, “A prayer of David,” with no special circumstances … Continue reading

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Focus; September 4, 2022


Psalm 71:23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you– I, whom you have redeemed. Singing praise to God brings joy. The Psalmist is evidently in a pretty rough situation, but when he shifts his focus … Continue reading

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Heart Attitude; August 31, 2022


Psalm 66:18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened This little verse in an anonymous Psalm expresses an important truth. Everyone sins, but how we respond to those sins, our attitude toward them, … Continue reading

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Dealing with Sin; August 27, 2022


Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. This Psalm is certainly one of the most famous, and for excellent reason. As the response to Nathan having confronted David over his … Continue reading

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Songs of Deliverance; August 19, 2022


Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I know that “shouts of deliverance,” as the Japanese has it here, is probably the more accurate translation, but I … Continue reading

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Words; August 12, 2022


Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. It is very difficult to choose just one part of this Psalm to write … Continue reading

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Purification from Sin; July 10, 2022


1 John 3:3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. This is an important verse, particularly in light of the section that follows. That following section has traditionally been badly misinterpreted, both into … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; June 29, 2022


Titus 2:11-13 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we … Continue reading

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