Monthly Archives: February 2021

the wars he is ending

the wars he is ending Psalm 46:8-9 (JDV) Psalm 46:8 Come, really see the actions of Yahveh, who is “bringing devastation on the land.” Psalm 46:9 He makes wars cease throughout the land. He shatters bows and cuts spears to … Continue reading

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our high spot

our high spot Psalm 46:7 (JDV) Psalm 46:7 Yahveh of Armies is with us; the God of Jacob is our high spot. Selah. our high spot Just in case we didn’t catch the imagery of verse five, where the psalmist … Continue reading

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his ever-flowing presence

his ever-flowing presence Psalm 46:4-6 (JDV) Psalm 46:4 There is a river – its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling places of the Most High. Psalm 46:5 God is within her; she will not be shaken. God … Continue reading

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when it’s all a wash

when it’s all a wash Psalm 46:1-3 (JDV) Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble. Psalm 46:2 Therefore we will not be afraid, even if the land trembles and … Continue reading

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forgetting our past

forgetting our past Psalm 45:10-17 (JDV) Psalm 45:10 Listen, daughter, focus and consider: forget your people and your father’s house, Psalm 45:11 and the king will desire your beauty. Bow down to him, because he is your lord. Psalm 45:12 … Continue reading

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the best place to be

the best place to be Psalm 45:8-9 (JDV) Psalm 45:8 Myrrh, aloes, and cassia emit from all your garments; from ivory palaces harps bring you joy. Psalm 45:9 Kings’ daughters are among your honored women; the queen, adorned with gold … Continue reading

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a permanent throne

a permanent throne Psalm 45:6-7 (JDV) Psalm 45:6 Your throne, God, is permanent and always; the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice. Psalm 45:7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you … Continue reading

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good leaders

good leaders Psalm 45:2-5 (JDV) Psalm 45:2 You are more handsome than other sons of Adam; charm flows from your lips. That is why God has empowered you forever. Psalm 45:3 Mighty warrior, strap your sword at your side. In … Continue reading

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bragging about the king

bragging about the king Psalm 45:1 (JDV) Psalm 45:11 My heart keeps moving to a good word as I recite my verses to a king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful scribe. bragging about the king It is … Continue reading

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we get frantic, he is faithful

we get frantic, he is faithful Psalm 44:23-26 (JDV) Psalm 44:23 Wake yourself up, Lord! Why are you sleeping? Get up! Don’t reject us forever! Psalm 44:24 Why are you hiding and forgetting our misery and oppression? Psalm 44:25 You … Continue reading

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