PSALM 128:1,5

Blessed are all who fear the Lord May the Lord bless you from Zion (Psalm 128:1,5). This psalm has created anxiety for many saints. Thrust in my face it has been accompanied by questions such as, “What did I do to cause my children to turn their backs on me?”

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Psalm 121:1

“I lift up my eyes to the hills — where does my help come from? (Psalm 121:1).   Two things need to be cleared up as we consider this psalm. First, via the King James Version and Maria von Trapp, an errant translation has made it into our hearts. In

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Psalm 119:109-110

“Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law. The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts” (Psalm 119:109-110). In June of 1993 Helena and I finished our work in Cadillac Michigan. We rented a U-Haul

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Psalm 118:1

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever” (Psalm 118:1). This psalm has a long and favoured place in both Jewish and Christian spirituality and worship. In a trivia game, ask how many times it is used in the New Testament. To get you started:

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Psalm 115:1

Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness” (Psalm 115:1). How do we respond when God doesn’t do what we want Him to do? Among God’s people Israel, the Lord’s love and faithfulness seem in the land,

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Psalm 114:5-6

“Why was it, O sea, that you fled, O Jordan, that you turned back, you mountains, that you skipped like rams, you hills like lambs? (Psalm 114:5-6). Psalm 113 & 114 are recited at the beginning of the Passover meal. One has to wonder why God’s people chose this Psalm

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Psalm 113:5-6

“Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?” (Psalm 113:5-6). Psalm 113 is a call to worship. It calls individual saints and the entire saintly community to worship God Most High. By the

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1 Peter 4:9-10

“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:9-10). Those of you who read this column regularly may be expecting a meditation on Psalm 113. We

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Psalm 108:1, 2, 13

  My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies (Psalm 108:1, 2, 13) This psalm offers us unique insight

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Psalm 107:1,2, 43

Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good. His faithful love continues forever. Let those who have been set free b the Lord tell their story. He set them free from the power of the enemy. Let those who are wise pay attention to these things. Let them think

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