Monthly Archives: August 2018

20180831

Psalms 6:3 my soul is very disturbed. And you, Yahveh — when… until when? The psalmist has experienced many days of helpless waiting for God to act on his behalf. His whole being— the living soul God created—- needs rescue. … Continue reading

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20180830

Psalms 6:2 Demonstrate your grace to me, Yahveh, because I am depressed; heal me, Yahveh, because my bones keep shaking; The psalmist doesn’t pretend to be a perfect example of spirituality. He is depressed and afraid, and boldly tells God … Continue reading

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20180829

Psalms 6:1 Yahveh, do not respond to me with your anger; do not discipline me with your wrath. The psalmist knows the anger and wrath of his enemies. But he fears the anger and wrath of his God. He knows … Continue reading

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20180828

Psalms 5:12 Because you, LORD, make the righteous one fortunate; you cover him with favor like a shield. The psalmist ends his prays on the same basis as he began it: God’s character. He knows God is there, and he … Continue reading

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20180827

Psalms 5:11 But cause all who take refuge in you rejoice; make them shout for joy forever. Shelter them, and cause those who love your name to brag about you. What the psalmist prays for himself, he now prays for … Continue reading

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20180826

Psalms 5:10 Prove them guilty, God; let them fall into their own traps; Call them out because of their many crimes, because they are rebelling against you. The psalmist asks God to show to the watching world that his enemies … Continue reading

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20180825

Psalms 5:9 Because there is nothing reliable in what they say; destruction is in their bellies; their throat opens like a grave while they smooth talk you with their tongues. The psalmist prays against the influence of enemies who claim … Continue reading

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20180925

Psalms 9:3 When my enemies retreat, they trip and are destroyed in your presence. Having begun praising God for his creations, is the psalmist now changing topics and talking about the weakness of his enemies? No, he is facing formidable … Continue reading

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20180824

Psalms 5:8 Yahveh, lead me in living your right way because of my enemies; make your way straight in my presence. Sometimes the trail meanders and seems to head in several different directions at once.  That can be very frustrating … Continue reading

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20180823

Psalms 5:7 But I enter your house because of your abundant covenant faithfulness; I bow down toward your holy temple revering you. One might expect the psalmist to compare his own honesty to his enemies’ deception. But he does not … Continue reading

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