Tag Archives: Psalms

By the word of the Lord…

Psalm 33:1-9 Why is it “fitting” for us to praise God (verse 1)? No doubt there are many reasons; this psalm focuses on some of them. “The word of the LORD is right and true…” (verse 4) There is a … Continue reading

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Gone for ever

We believe in… the forgiveness of sins… Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. God has promised that if we confess our sins, “He will forgive us … Continue reading

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Going to the dentist

Psalm 32 Apparently 1 in 4 of us are afraid of going to the dentist. That’s a staggeringly high proportion of the population. It may be a hangover from times past, when dentists had a reputation for barbarity; there was … Continue reading

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Why it’s a good idea to read the Bible every day

When I became a Christian, I was told that I ought to have a ‘Quiet Time’ every day – preferably first thing in the morning – when I should spend time reading the Bible and praying to God. I sometimes … Continue reading

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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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Confidence in God

Psalm 27 “The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?” (verse 1) David knows God – and he therefore feels confident and secure, even in the most stressful circumstances. For God is hope to the … Continue reading

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