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Deliver Me, O LORD | Psalm 120

In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. Deliver me, O LORD, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.  What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? A warrior's sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree! Woe to me, that …

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Of the Psalms & Songs of Ascents: understanding the songs & prayers of God’s people

The Songs of Ascents are a collection of psalms within the overall Psalter. In order, therefore, to understand these fifteen psalms, we must first come to a basic knowledge of the Psalms as a whole. The book of Psalms is a collection of poems within the Bible. Although the book’s arrangement may appear quite random …

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A Dialogue

God: I gave you my very Word. Why did you not meditate on it day and night (Psalm 1:2)? Man: I definitely would have, but you see, I was far too busy. God: Yet you most days watched multiple hours of television. You gave 9 years of your life to it. Man: Perhaps, but that …

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Birthdays & Death(days)

 So teach us to number our days   that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 ESV I really hope death is like sleep. The Bible often uses sleep as a symbolic way of speaking about death, so I really hope that they more similar than we realize. Wouldn't it be nice to know that …

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The Wisdom & Worship Reading Plan

This Bible reading plan came about because of a few ideas. First, I wanted to have a daily reading from the Psalms. The past two years I went through two different reading plans: blended and chronological. I enjoyed both of them and certainly recommend them to anyone who might use them to systematically read through …

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The Priestly King | Day 14

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4 ESV For the final day of week two, we return briefly to David, who authored Psalm 110. David composed this royal hymn about his promised offspring who would one day sit on an …

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C. S. Lewis | a word about praising

Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3 Following the commands to praise the LORD, we now receive our reason for praising Him: He is God! What a magnificent statement! We should praise God …

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