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Archive for October 2013

Psalm 74:20 – “the haunts of cruelty”

October 31, 2013

20 Have respect to the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the haunts of cruelty. Haunted places abound this time of year, and they can provide a moment of fun; but the haunts of cruelty were no fun for the Israelites.  They were attacked by the dark forces of the […]

Psalm 146:2 – “as long as I live”

October 30, 2013

2 I will praise the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. “Till death do us part” – those words at a wedding ceremony used to mean something.  They used to mean a lifelong commitment of one man to one woman.  Not so much anymore […]

Psalm 136:1 – “His lovingkindness is everlasting”

October 29, 2013

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His lovingkindness is everlasting. Before reading any further, take a look at Psalm 136.  Really, look at it now.  I’ll assume now that you have (even thought I know you probably haven’t).  Did you quickly see a pattern?  Every verse ends with, “for His […]

Psalm 116:12 – “What shall I render…?”

October 28, 2013

12 What shall I render to the LORD for all His benefits toward me? No matter what your situation in life, who can question the fact that God has blessed us all with more benefits than we deserve?  The question then is, what shall I render in return?  As the NIV words it, “How can […]

Psalm 106:1 – “He is good”

October 25, 2013

1 Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. The adjective “good” can be defined in various ways.  One definition is “possessing or displaying moral virtue.”  This definitely defines God.  Another is “showing kindness,” and this one fits God as well.  However you define good, […]

Psalm 96:7-8 – “ascribe to the Lord”

October 23, 2013

7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory of His name; bring an offering and come into His courts. The term “ascribe” is only found a few times in Scripture.  It means to give credit and almost always refers […]

Pr 10:11 – “the mouth of the righteous”

October 19, 2013

11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. Are you righteous or wicked?  Others can tell by your mouth – at least what comes forth from it.  The righteous say things that lead to life and demonstrate wisdom (:31), while the wicked say things […]

Psalm 86:5 – “ready to forgive”

October 18, 2013

5 For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. When the prodigal son in Luke 15 returned home, he was ready to confess his sin (:17-21); and his father was ready to forgive (:22-24).  The father in that parable is a model of our […]

Psalm 119:165 – “great peace”

October 17, 2013

165 Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble. Would you like to have peace in your life?  How about great peace?  The Bible gives you the key – or should I say it is the key.  “Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them […]

Psalm 76:4 – “more majestic than the mountains”

October 16, 2013

4 You are resplendent, more majestic than the mountains of prey. The words “majestic” and “mountains” seem to go together, yet God is “more majestic” – His name (8:1, 9), His voice (29:4), His work (11:3), etc.  The next time you are in awe of some aspect of creation, remember to be more in awe […]