Category Archives: Psalms

Father

This morning was one of those mornings when two of my four readings connected. Not an obvious connection, but a little bit of chewing on the songwriter’s plea illuminated something of what the good doctor penned. Psalm 142 is a … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Fear

If we were playing a game of word association, I’m not sure they’d be the two words most quickly, or even most likely to be put together. No one would be surprised if you heard “black” in response to “white.” … Continue reading

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My Surety

Wasn’t expecting it. Don’t think I’ve ever noticed it. But there it was. In the last verse of the longest song in the Psalms. When I read it, I wasn’t sure what to do with it at first as it … Continue reading

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Give Me Life

The plea has been scattered 6 times thus far throughout Psalm 119. But in the eight verses I’m hovering over this morning it is repeated three times. Chewing on the songwriters concentrated request to “give me life.” Plead my cause … Continue reading

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A Tangible Lifeline

This morning, I’m hovering over the nineteenth of twenty-two stanzas of the Scripture’s greatest love song, Psalm 119. The songwriter needed the LORD to save him (v. 146a). Don’t know who he needed to be saved from, but “they” were … Continue reading

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The One Unfailing Constant

Two despondent soul conditions. Seven urgent asks. One unfailing constant. That’s what I’m hovering over this morning as I chew on Psalm 119:25-32. Love the way Peterson gets to the heart of the songwriter’s desperate soul condition. I’m feeling terrible—I … Continue reading

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Worship Work

So, who is serving who in a “church service?” Is God serving His people when they gather, or are His people to be serving God when they gather? Certainly, in our consumerist culture we are most naturally wired to thinking … Continue reading

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A Song for Old People

Hovering over Psalm 71. There’s a song for old people in the bible, for those “in the time of old age” (v.9) and sporting a few “gray hairs” (v. 18). Who knew? Apparently, it hit my radar a couple of … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Being Brought Near

Hovering over a verse in Psalm 65 this morning. Not so much noodling on it as responding to it. Less asking, “What does this mean?”, more in awe of “How can this be?” Chewing on the blessing of being brought … Continue reading

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Right Sacrifice, Right Setting, Real Salvation

Hovering over Psalm 50 this morning. At its essence, the song seems to be a wakeup call for the people of God. People who are faithful in religious ritual to God but far away in real relationship with God. A … Continue reading

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