Category Archives: relationship with God

additions that subtract

Galatians 4:8-11 (JDV) Galatians 4:8 But because you didn’t know God then, you were enslaved to natural creatures who are not gods. Galatians 4:9 But now, since you have discovered God, but more – you have been discovered by God, … Continue reading

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from slaves to sons

Galatians 4:1-7 (JDV) Galatians 4:1 But I am saying that as long a time as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave, although he is the master of everything. Galatians 4:2 Instead, he … Continue reading

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stand-alone gospel

Galatians 1:13-17 (JDV) Galatians 1:13 You see – you have heard about how I once behaved as a representative of Judaism: I intensely persecuted God’s congregation and tried to annihilate1 it. Galatians 1:14 I progressed in Judaism beyond many contemporaries … Continue reading

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trust and enjoy

  Psalm 37:3-4 Psalm 37:3 Trust in Yahveh and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Psalm 37:4 Enjoy Yahveh, and he will give you your heart’s desires. trust and enjoy The previous section warned that … Continue reading

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fear lessons

  Psalm 34:11-14 Psalm 34:11 Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of Yahveh. Psalm 34:12 Who is someone who treasures life, loving a long life to enjoy what is good? Psalm 34:13 Keep your tongue … Continue reading

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a faithful fear

  Psalm 34:4-7 Psalm 34:4 I sought Yahveh, and he answered me and rescued me from all my fears. Psalm 34:5 Those who look to him are radiant with joy; their faces will never be ashamed. Psalm 34:6 This poor … Continue reading

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common denominator

  Psalm 34:1-3 Psalm 34:11 I will bless Yahveh at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. Psalm 34:2 My throat will boast in Yahveh; the humble will hear and be happy. Psalm 34:3 Proclaim Yahveh’s greatness … Continue reading

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the shield of covenant faithfulness

  Psalm 32:10-11 Psalm 32:10 Many times of anguish1 will come to the wicked, but the one who trusts in Yahveh has covenant faithfulness surrounding him. Psalm 32:11 Be happy in Yahveh and celebrate, you righteous ones; give a ringing … Continue reading

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the best defense

Psalm 26:1-7 Psalm 26:11 Defend me, Yahveh, because I have lived with integrity and have trusted in Yahveh without wavering. Psalm 26:2 Test me, Yahveh, and try me; examine my heart and mind Psalm 26:3 because your covenant faithfulness guides … Continue reading

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permission to climb

Psalm 24:1-6 Psalm 24:11 The land and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants, belong to Yahveh; Psalm 24:2 because he built its foundation on the seas and established it on the rivers. Psalm 24:3 Who may climb up … Continue reading

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