Category Archives: Psalms

James’ Favorite Psalm?

Read it on it’s own and it comes across as works salvation. Chew on it apart from the rest of the feast offered up by the whole counsel of God in His word, and you’d conclude that God extends divine … Continue reading

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From Blues to Bounty

The psalm is only six short verses in length. But the distance the song travels, from the first line to the last, is huge. How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? . . . I will sing to … Continue reading

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According to His Excellent Greatness

I wonder if worship wanes when learning is lean. If what primes the pump of praise grows thin because we are not actively pursuing growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus. Something in my lasting reading for the year … Continue reading

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Cave Time

When you’re in a dark place, what’s left to do but cry out? When the path outside is booby trapped by the enemy, when no one takes notice, when no one cares for your soul, what’s left but to plead … Continue reading

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He Regards the Lowly

Whoever the enemies David is referring to were, he was feeling their wrath. Because of them he awoke each morning in the midst of trouble. The opposition seemed relentless. Every day seemed like pushing a rope up a hill. The … Continue reading

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Singing in a Foreign Land

It’s a pretty moving psalm, but in some ways, it’s also not all that relatable. Hovering over Psalm 137 this morning. A psalm remembering a time when the psalmist remembered a time. A post-exilic songwriter thinking back to the days … Continue reading

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If It Had Not Been . . .

Some readings in my reading plan seem new every year. Sometimes because there’s a hidden detail never seen, or unfathomed depths yet to plumb, or, as often is the case, a brain defect that somehow minimizes memory. And then, there … Continue reading

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Somebody Wasn’t Praying!

I don’t know if the people who put together my reading plan did it on purpose, but to have both 2 Kings 24-25 and Psalm 122 on the same day, to read them back to back, is to say the … Continue reading

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Concluding With Confession

I know I’ve observed it before. Looking back on my journal, I know that I’ve written of it before (last time was 2017). But I’m captured afresh this morning by the manner in which the songwriter concludes the longest of … Continue reading

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Well Tried

Can misinterpretation still yield good application? Noodling on that this morning. Reading still in Psalm 119, day 18 of the 22 day, 176 verse mega-psalm, and observed something that caused me to nod my head and whisper to myself, “Amen! … Continue reading

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