Tag Archives: Psalms

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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The King reigns now

Psalm 110:1 The LORD says to my Lord: ‘Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.’ This is an odd psalm in many ways. The writer speaks of a king – his king … Continue reading

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Bad news

“The righteous will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.” (Psalm 112:7) We would all like to sail through life with hardly a care. But the news cannot always be good; sooner or … Continue reading

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Teach me Your ways

Psalm 25 Life is a long journey; to begin well is no guarantee that we shall not lose our way later on. So David prays for God’s help: “Show me Your ways, LORD, teach me Your paths.” (verse 4) He … Continue reading

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