Category Archives: Reflection

What’s the point of it all?

Psalm 39 This psalm was composed out of frustration (verses 1-3) – frustration at the prosperity of the wicked at the expense of the righteous. It’s all very well for God’s Word to tell us that the wicked man’s success … Continue reading

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Blessed are the meek

Psalm 37 Any careful observer of human society will quickly notice that injustice and inequality are facts of life. The callous and unscrupulous people appear to have things all their own way, while truth and goodness are suppressed – and … Continue reading

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A prescription for living

Psalm 34 How can we live life to the full? David knows the secret: it’s ‘the fear of the LORD’! “Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD…” (verse 11) The ‘fear of … Continue reading

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The saint

Psalm 15 “LORD, who may dwell in Your sacred tent? Who may live on Your holy mountain?” (verse 1) The matter under consideration is not how we can approach God in the first place (because He rejects no-one) but what … Continue reading

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The atheist

Psalm 14 “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” (verse 1) The label ‘atheist’ is borne proudly by people such as Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens. Yet there are many more individuals who, though they … Continue reading

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Coping under stress

Psalm 4 Even though we have a just and righteous God, bad things still happen to us, and believers often find themselves in difficult, even dangerous situations. How should we deal with them? “Peter was kept in prison, but the … Continue reading

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Which way?

Psalm 1 “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked…” (verse 1) The most important life choice that we make is which philosophy we will live by. There are a multitude of religions and worldviews on … Continue reading

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