Monthly Archives: May 2017

May 10, 2017: Day 130 – Psalm 130

When I hear the beginning of this Psalm I think of Jonah chapter 2.  When Jonah is in the belly of the whale you hear him cry out: “I called to the Lord out of my distress and he answered … Continue reading

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May 9, 2017: Day 129 – Psalm 129

So there are a lot of references in this psalm to agricultural imagery.  We see deep furrows being dug…on the backs of people.  We see grass which grows quickly and cannot be gathered…as an example of those who do not … Continue reading

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May 8, 2017: Day 128 – Psalm 128

So there really isn’t much development of the thought of eternal life in the Old Testament.  There is the very well developed concept of God’s blessings that extend beyond this life through the birth of children, actually specifically sons.  This … Continue reading

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May 7, 2017: Day 127 – Psalm 127

There are a number of different intersecting points in this psalm that should be shared.  The first is the most obvious which is that this psalm, and especially the beginning of vs.1, points to the necessity of the presence of … Continue reading

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May 6, 2017: Day 126 – Psalm 126

A total flashback.  Really appropriate for this area of the nation, even if we don’t really have much wheat in this area.  But if look at vs.6 it speaks about the bringing in of the sheaves.  I had no idea … Continue reading

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May 5, 2017: Day 125 – Psalm 125

So when we lived in Florida there really were no mountains around.  It was wonderfully flat and so I loved to go to the Ravines and run.  Here is a link to the Ravine State Park in Palatka, Florida: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Ravine-Gardens You … Continue reading

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May 4, 2017: Day 124 – Psalm 124

I went in to see a member of our church yesterday who was in the hospital for minor surgery (is there such a thing as minor surgery?).  Anyway, we read this psalm and for some reason it proved to be … Continue reading

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May 3, 2017: Day 123 – Psalm 123

So how do we understand a psalm which uses two examples which are simply not appropriate in our 21st century lives?  We can’t really understand language of slaves and masters.  I guess not understanding isn’t the point, the point is … Continue reading

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May 2, 2016: Day 122 – Psalm 122

Did you know that there is a hidden meaning when people say: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”  I had someone come to me early in my time here and say that and I responded that of course I would … Continue reading

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May 1, 2017: Day 121 – Psalm 121

Favorite psalm alert!!  Who can read this psalm without feeling a sense of peace and security only on par with psalm 23?  It is once again a song of ascents which means that this would have been sung by pilgrims … Continue reading

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