Tag: royal psalm

Psalm 110: A Priest Forever

 February 6, 2020

The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” (4) For years I’ve been hearing this passage from Psalm 110 but who is this Melchizedek and what is the priesthood that is being referred to? Who Is Melchizedek? In the past I’ve wondered […]

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Psalm 21: Would You Like to be Queen for a Day!

 May 8, 2018

“Would you like to be queen for a day?” the announcer would shout at the beginning of the TV Show “Queen for a Day.” You can, Psalm 21 tells us! I remember watching as a kid. Even then I thought it was a little strange as four women were selected out of the audience and told […]

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Psalm 20: What’s in a Name?

 May 1, 2018

What’s in a name? Shakespeare tell us, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  The author of Psalm 20 would beg to differ with this statement. Psalm 20 The psalm for this week, Psalm 20, is a royal psalm (other royal psalms include 2, 28, 45, 72, 101, 132, 144). The format […]

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Psalm 18 – Finding Shelter during Life’s Storms!

 April 17, 2018

“Don’t tell God how big your storm is, tell the storm how big your God is,” my friend, Marcy Keefe-Slager, once said. And well she knew about storms in her life. She survived breast cancer only to die from lung cancer many years later. Here in Michigan, we have been hit by some late winter […]

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Week 3 – Thy Kingdom Come

 February 22, 2016

Royal Psalms Messianic – 2, 18, 20, 21, 45, 72, 89, 101, 110, 132, 144 Canticles of Zion – 46, 48, 76, 84, 87, 122 Hymns of Yahweh’s Kingship – 47, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99 What does it mean to say God is king in our democratic society? While some of the candidates might like […]

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Psalm 93: Opening the Flood Gate

 June 30, 2015

It has been a wet June in Michigan, preceded by an equally wet winter of heavy snowfall and flooding when the snow melted. Amidst all of this water, it seems appropriate to reflect on a psalm that features floods. Psalm 93 is a Royal psalm praising God the king. The Lord God is King; his […]

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