Category Archives: judgment

draining the cup

draining the cup Psalm 75:6-10 (JDV) Psalm 75:6 Lifting high does not come from the east, the west, or the open country, Psalm 75:7 because God is the Judge: He brings down one and lifts another high. Psalm 75:8 You … Continue reading

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only a dream

only a dream Psalm 73:18-20 (JDV) Psalm 73:18 In fact, you are putting them in slippery places; you are making them fall into ruin. Psalm 73:19 How suddenly they become a desolation! They are finished, swept away by terrors. Psalm … Continue reading

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how civilizations collapse

how civilizations collapse Lamentations 5:16b-18 (JDV) Lamentations 5:16b Tragedy to us, because we have failed. Lamentations 5:17 Because of this, our heart is sick; because of these, our eyes grow dim: Lamentations 5:18 because of Mount Zion, which lies desolate … Continue reading

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welcome us back

welcome us back Lamentations 4:21-22 (JDV) Lamentations 4:21 So rejoice and be glad, Daughter Edom, you resident of the land of Uz! Yet the cup will pass to you as well; you will get drunk and expose yourself. Lamentations 4:22 … Continue reading

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access denied

access denied Lamentations 3:40-47 (JDV) Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine and probe our ways, and turn back to Yahveh. Lamentations 3:41 Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in the sky: Lamentations 3:42 “We have sinned … Continue reading

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churning within

churning within Lamentations 2:11-12 (JDV) Lamentations 2:11 My eyes are worn out from weeping; I am churning within. My heart is poured out in grief because of the destruction of my dear people, because infants and nursing babies pass out … Continue reading

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time’s up for Balaam

time’s up for Balaam Joshua 13:15-23 (JDV) Joshua 13:15 To the tribe of Reuben’s descendants by their clans, Moses gave Joshua 13:16 this as their territory: From Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Valley, along with the city in … Continue reading

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rescue, rule, retribution

rescue, rule, retribution Psalm 66:5-7 (JDV) Psalm 66:5 Come and see the wonders of God; his achievements for humanity are awe-inspiring. Psalm 66:6 He turned the sea into dry land, and they crossed the river on foot. There we celebrated … Continue reading

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a meal for jackals

a meal for jackals Psalm 63:8-11 (JDV) Psalm 63:8 I follow close to you; your right hand holds on to me. Psalm 63:9 But those who intend to destroy my throat will go into the depths of the ground. Psalm … Continue reading

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in the blip

in the blip Psalm 53:2-3 (JDV) Psalm 53:2 God looks down from the sky on the human race to see if there is anyone who is wise, anyone who seeks God. Psalm 53:3 Everyone has turned away; all alike have … Continue reading

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