Category Archives: Psalms

An Entrance into the Hiding Place

The picture is that of a covering or shelter. A secret place for protection. A place where those who find refuge there are watched over, guarded, and kept close. A place of refuge from an enemy. You are a hiding … Continue reading

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Drawing Near to What We Worship

As I sometimes do, I did a search through my online journal to see what thoughts I was thinking in the past about a passage I read today. Hovering over Psalm 26 this morning, about walking in integrity particularly, but … Continue reading

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How to Be Barefoot Before God

The what, I think, is intuitive. It’s the how that trips people up. Believer of not, if you are willing to entertain the idea of there being a God, I’m guessing you’re willing to concede He is not approached like … Continue reading

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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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