Category Archives: A life in poetry

In God’s hands

Psalm 31 David has always made it his habit to trust in God for protection and security. Now once again he is in danger: he and his 400 followers have come out of hiding in order to protect the border … Continue reading

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Near disaster

Psalm 30 This psalm could well have been first sung at the dedication of Araunah’s threshing-floor as the site for the future Temple (I Chronicles 21:28-22:1). David has been through a deep personal and national crisis: the plague that has … Continue reading

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This is your life…

Psalm 18 ‘This is your life’ was a very long-running TV series with a highly successful and popular format: the presenter would ‘ambush’ a famous (or not-so-famous) person, and run through their life story, reminding them of significant moments and … Continue reading

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The Rebellion

Psalm 3 “Absalom stole the hearts of the people of Israel…” (II Samuel 15:6) David is suddenly confronted with treachery, not from some of his courtiers and subjects but from his very own son Absalom (II Samuel 15:1-14). The rebel … Continue reading

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