Category: Psalms

Psalm 121: Where Do You Find Help?

 April 23, 2020

Remember those great cowboy movies of old?  Just when all hope was gone, the calvary would come riding over the hills, guns blazing. Nowadays, the calvary is more likely to take the shape of one man, coming in like Rambo with machine guns in each hand and rounds of bullets strapped across his chest. This […]

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Psalm 120: Deliver Us from Lies!

 April 16, 2020

Do you want to be saved from lies? Just turn off your TV and radio and shut down your Internet. As we deal with the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for Election 2020, lies and political spin is rampant. You might be ready to cry with the writer of Psalm 120, “Deliver me, Lord, from lying […]

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Psalm 119: The Psalm that Never Ends!

 April 9, 2020

My children introduced me to “The Song that Never Ends” when they were five and six. It was just a few lines that were repeated ad infinitum. It ranked right up there with “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” for its annoyance quotient. At least with “99 Bottles” one word changes each time and […]

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Psalm 118: What is the Quality of Mercy?

 April 2, 2020

“The quality of mercy is not strained, it falleth like the gentle rain from heaven,” Shakespeare tells us in the Merchant of Venice. But what is the quality of mercy? Is it simply compassion shown to an offender or victim of misfortune as Webster tells us? Or is it something more as we see in […]

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Psalm 117: The Benefits of Praise

 March 26, 2020

What if I told you I had a surefire way to chase away the shelter in place doldrums, put a stop to excessive worry and cure a critical spirit? And it doesn’t cost anything! That is what the commentary on Psalm 117 in my copy of The Interpreter’s Bible claims. The magic bullet?  Praise! Or […]

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Psalm 116: God Conquers Death

 March 19, 2020

During Lent many people come up with self-imposed sacrifices, giving up chocolate, cheese, alcohol, adding fasting and penance. Myself, I may give up something but I usually wait to see what sacrifice God is going to give me each Lent. What God sends us is always more meaningful than the ones we come up with. […]

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Psalm 115: Worshiping that which has no Substance

 March 12, 2020

What do you worship? What are the hidden idols in your life? Idols crop up everywhere. Throughout history they take new forms. We are hard-wired for worship. Often we are misled into seeking out false idols to fill that need for worship. Our idols may not be images of silver and gold, but may be […]

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Psalm 114: When Mountains Skip Like Rams!

 March 5, 2020

If you are looking for creative metaphors, similes and personification (where inanimate objects are given human qualities), all rooted in creation, you need look no further than the Psalms. Trees clap their hands in applause at the works of God and mountains skip like rams in joy. Psalm 114 is a prime example of this […]

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Psalm 113: Praise the Lord Who Lifts Up the Poor!

 February 27, 2020

When the writer of Psalm 113 praises God, he does so not because of his majesty and power, nor because of his riches and worldly success, or even because of his great wisdom. He praises God because God cares for the poor and the needy. Psalm 113 Psalm 113 states that God raised up the […]

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Psalm 112: The Rewards of Wisdom

 February 20, 2020

What if I told you, you were rich? Would you believe me? If you are wise, then you are rich, or so we learn in Psalm 112. Psalm 112 Virtue is its own reward, we’ve heard many times. As a writer, I’ve been told that the work is its own reward. (That is true, but […]

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