Category Archives: praise

reacting to betrayal

reacting to betrayal Psalm 52:1-4 (JDV) Psalm 52:1 Why brag about evil, you hero! God’s covenant faithfulness is constant. Psalm 52:2 Like a sharpened razor, your tongue creates destruction, producing betrayal. Psalm 52:3 You love evil instead of good, lying … 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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the wisdom of praise

the wisdom of praise Psalm 47:6-7 (JDV) Psalm 47:6 Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our King, sing praise! Psalm 47:7 Sing a song of wisdom, because God is King of the whole land. the wisdom of … Continue reading

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things are bad, but

things are bad, but Psalm 42:5 (JDV) Why, my throat, are you melting away?¹ Why are you in such uproar? Put your hope in God, because I will still praise him, my Savior and my God. things are bad, but … Continue reading

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fatal flattery

fatal flattery Acts 12:20-25 (JDV) Acts 12:20 Herod had been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. With the same passion they presented themselves before him. After persuading Blastus, who was in charge of the king’s bedroom, they … Continue reading

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on the day Yahveh gives you rest

Isaiah 14:1-8 1 But Yahveh will have compassion on Jacob, and he will again choose Israel and position them on their land, and the immigrant will join himself to them, and they will connect themselves to the house of Jacob. … Continue reading

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God, my victory

Isaiah 12:1-6 1 And you will say on that day, “I will praise you, Yahveh, because you had been angry with me, your anger turned, and you comforted me. 2 See! God, my victory; I will trust, and I will … Continue reading

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with one voice

Romans 15:1-6 1 But we –the strong ones– ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not just accommodate ourselves. 2 Each of us accommodate his neighbor for his good to build him up. 3 For even … Continue reading

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victory songs

Exodus 15:1-20 15:1 At that time, Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying, “I will sing to the LORD, for victoriously he has achieved victory; the horse and his rider he has shot into … Continue reading

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