Psalm 105:42-45

For he remembered his holy promise given to his servant Abraham. He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy; he gave them the lands of the nations, and they fell heir to what others had toiled for– that they might keep his precepts and

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Psalm 104:24, 27

How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time (Psalm 104:24, 27). Psalm 104 is a creation hymn weaving together several complimentary themes. Thus, it

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Psalm 103:1-2

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— (Psalm 103:1-2) The psalm is a surpassingly brilliant example of what Israel’s praise is all about. Israel’s praise is first of all witness, lyrical witness to

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Daniel 3:16-18

Nine-year-old Danny came bursting out of Sunday school like a wild stallion. His eyes were darting in every direction as he tried to locate either mom or dad. Finally, after a quick search, he grabbed his Daddy by the leg and yelled, “Man, that story of Moses and all those

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Psalm 101:1,2a

“I will sing of your love and justice to you, O Lord, I will sing praise. I will be careful to lead a blameless life– (Psalm 101:1,2a). Take some time to read this psalm. Let’s assume that the heading is correct-this is a psalm of David. One can imagine that

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Psalm 100:1, 3

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth Know that the Lord is God” (Psalm 100:1, 3). All over the world this verse is used to launch worship services in Christian congregations. It’s a good verse and is rightly used. But it is also problematic. Let me explain. At

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Psalm 99:9

Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain for the Lord our God is holy (Psalm 99:9). He is Holy! Holiness is the centerpiece of all of God’s qualities. The Bible does not describe God as: love, love, love; or eternal, eternal, eternal; or truth, truth, truth.

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Psalm 98:1

Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him (Psalm 98:1). Momentous events need to be celebrated. In our personal lives we mark birthdays and weddings with celebrations and anniversaries. We throw a party

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Psalm 97:1

“The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad, let the distant shores rejoice” (Psalm 97:1). One of the costs of a technological world is the loss of imagination. We have learned to believe only what we can see. J.R.R. Tolkien stated that he wrote his Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Psalm 96: 1-3

“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples (Psalm 96:1-3). What’s the point of life? Where is history headed?

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