Category Archives: Psalms

Identity in the Identifiers

Words matter. Vocabulary creates culture. Identifiers have a way of forming identity. Learned this early in my Christian experience. By God’s grace I was saved into a group of believers that took words seriously. Who were careful to try and … Continue reading

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He Steadies the Pillars

It’s a song about judgment. A set time appointed by God when He will “judge with equity.” A time when “a cup with foaming wine” is poured out and the wicked of the earth “shall drain it down to the … Continue reading

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A Drama in the Desert

A dry and weary land where there is no water. The soul thirsting. The flesh fainting. The weary wilderness wanderer earnestly seeking. Part of the normative landscape for the God-follower? Evidently. That is, if Psalm 63 was written for the … Continue reading

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I Will Sustain You

As I make my way through the four readings in my reading plan, I am mindful that, when I’m done, I hope to put down a few thoughts about something I’ve encountered. Sometimes I’ll read something and pause immediately to … Continue reading

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The God of My Life

In one sense it strikes me as an apt psalm for expressing some of the collateral damage experienced during a pandemic. As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for … Continue reading

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I Am Sorry

Don’t know what David did, but he did. Don’t know if the effects he was suffering were but natural consequences of sinful behavior divinely permitted, or if they were supernatural repercussions divinely inflicted. What is clear is that David saw … Continue reading

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A Radiance

As much I realize that Scripture is to be read in context, often I find myself spring-boarding off a verse to some truth that, while it is truth, it isn’t necessarily the truth the particular verse I’m chewing on is … Continue reading

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I’ve Got My Eye on You

Chewing on God’s vision this morning. Vision, not as in His plans for the future, but vision, as in what He sees today. 20/20 vision. Perfect vision. All knowing vision. I get that. Not surprised by it. It’s kind of … Continue reading

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Ask and Seek

The songwriter, apparently, was a “one thing” person. Laser focused. Knew what he wanted above everything else. And this morning, as I hover this one thing, I think I’m seeing two things which are vital towards achieving the goal. Ask … Continue reading

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A Friend of God (A 2011 Rerun)

A bit dry this morning. My brain’s in more of a “take it in” mode than a “type it out.” So, as I often do on these types of morning, went back through previous meals from this day in my … Continue reading

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