Category Archives: forgiveness

condemnation or compassion?

20221012 condemnation or compassion? Ezekiel 23:43-49 (JDV) Ezekiel 23:43 Then I said concerning this woman worn out by adultery: Will they now have illicit sex with her, even her?Ezekiel 23:44 Yet they had sex with her as one does with … Continue reading

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his proven record

his proven record Psalm 85:1-3 (JDV) Psalm 85:11 Yahveh, you showed favor to your land; you restored captive Jacob. Psalm 85:2 You forgave your people’s guilt; you covered all their failure. Selah Psalm 85:3 You withdrew all your fury; you … Continue reading

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like an enemy

like an enemy Lamentations 2:1-5 (JDV) Lamentations 2:1 How the Lord has covered Daughter Zion with the cloud of his anger! He has thrown down Israel’s glory from the sky to the land. He did not acknowledge his footstool in … Continue reading

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he is faithful –we are not

Psalm 65:1-3 (JDV) Psalm 65:1 Praise is rightfully yours, God, in Zion; vows to you will be fulfilled. Psalm 65:2 All humanity will come to you, the one who listens to prayer. Psalm 65:3 Violations overwhelm me; only you can … Continue reading

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after forgiveness 

after forgiveness Psalm 51:18-19 (JDV) Psalm 51:18 In your good pleasure, cause Zion to prosper; build the walls of Jerusalem. Psalm 51:19 Then you will delight in righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar. … Continue reading

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what the forgiver expects

what the forgiver expects Psalm 51:14-17 (JDV) Psalm 51:14 Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God – God of my salvation – and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. Psalm 51:15 Lord, open my lips, and my mouth … Continue reading

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results of forgiveness

results of forgiveness Psalm 51:12-13 (JDV) Psalm 51:12 Restore the joy of your deliverance to me, and sustain me by giving me a generous breath. Psalm 51:13 Then I will teach the rebellious your ways, and those who fail will … Continue reading

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creation and renewal

creation and renewal Psalm 51:10-11 (JDV) Psalm 51:10 God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast breath within me. Psalm 51:11 Do not banish me from your presence or take your Sacred Breath from me. creation and … Continue reading

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cleansing and joy

cleansing and joy Psalm 51:7-9 (JDV) Psalm 51:7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed … Continue reading

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look over their heads

look over their heads Psalm 46:10 (JDV) Psalm 46:10 “Stop your fighting, and realize that I am God, exalted among the nations, exalted on the land.” look over their heads Fear causes us to turn on each other, and before … Continue reading

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