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Spirit Songs

Let Psalm 57 stand on its own, and it’s an amazing song. Put it in its context, and it is almost unbelievable. Praise songs most often stem from prosperous times. God’s goodness most often the theme of a song when … Continue reading

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A Heart Song

You start in on the song and it’s not long before you sense that these verses addressed “to the king” transcend any known king at that time and are intended to point to “the King.” Any doubt of that is … Continue reading

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Continual Praise

Evils had encompassed the songwriter. His iniquities had overtaken him. Strength to “suck it up” and “gut it out” had dried up as his heart failed him. And his enemies, those who delighted in his hurt, laid in wait like … Continue reading

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Befitting and Beautiful

Honestly, I don’t get songless saints. I can’t enter into the mindset of believers who, when gathered with God’s people to worship, look bored. Whose lips don’t move. Whose eyes are glassed over. Who’d rather talk to the person next … Continue reading

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The Sigh and The Song

The psalm is only six verses long. Including the introduction, but eight sentences in my ESV bible. Just one-hundred-sixteen words from the beginning to the end. But,¬†from where the psalmist starts to where he ends is miles apart. How long, … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Psalmist

I’ll take lesser known songs of praise for 2000, Alex. Blessed be the Most High, and praise and honor Him who lives forever, for His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation; all the … Continue reading

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Clothed and Covered

The last part of Isaiah is glorious. The focus is on God’s Holy Servant, the Messiah. And the subject matter has more to do with restoration and reconciliation than repentance and restitution. More to do with the hope of the … Continue reading

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His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

Some portions of Scripture you kind of need to work at if you really want to pick up what’s being laid down. Not so much with Psalm 136. Instead, with this song the table is set clearly and without ambiguity. … Continue reading

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A Garment of Praise

Jesus claimed the prophet’s words as His own. On that Sabbath day in the synagogue, the carpenter from Nazareth read the words from Isaiah 61 and declared that in Him they were fulfilled (Luke 4:18-19). As He sat down, many … Continue reading

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City Dwellers

God didn’t choose to dwell there because it was a special place. It became a special place because the Almighty purposed that His presence should reside there. Possessing no intrinsic righteousness itself, it was transformed into a holy mount when … Continue reading

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