Category Archives: presence of God

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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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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why and where

why and where Psalm 42:9-10 (JDV) Psalm 42:9 I will say to God, my rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk around in darkness because of the enemy’s oppression?” Psalm 42:10 My rivals [1] taunt me, as … Continue reading

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not even close

not even close Psalm 42:6 (JDV) My throat is melting away; that is why I remember you from the land of Jordan and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. not even close I’ve lived in a number of places … Continue reading

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memories of worship

memories of worship Psalm 42:4 (JDV) I remember this as I pour out my heart: how I used to walk with many, leading the festive procession to the house of God, with joyful shouts and thankfulness. memories of worship When … Continue reading

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getting to the stream

getting to the stream Psalm 42:1-3 (JDV) Psalm 42:1¹ Like a deer longing for flowing streams, that’s how I long for you, God. Psalm 42:2 I thirst for God, the living God. When can I come and see God’s face? … Continue reading

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mercenaries in Egypt

mercenaries in Egypt Jeremiah 46:1-28 (JDV) Jeremiah 46:1 This is the word of Yahveh that came to the prophet Jeremiah about the nations: Jeremiah 46:2 About Egypt and the army of Pharaoh Neco, Egypt’s king, which was defeated at Carchemish … Continue reading

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like a traveler

like a traveler Jeremiah 14:1-10 (JDV) Jeremiah 14:1 This is the word of Yahveh that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought: Jeremiah 14:2 Judah mourns; her city gates languish. Her people are on the ground in mourning; Jerusalem’s cry rises … Continue reading

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everywhere, but not everything

everywhere, but not everything Deuteronomy 33:26-29 (JDV) Deuteronomy 33:26 There is none like the God of Jeshurun, who rides the sky as your partner, the clouds in his majesty. Deuteronomy 33:27 The God of old is your dwelling place, and … Continue reading

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