November 22, 2017

Psunday Psalms: An Alphabetic Drama

Psunday Psalms Devotional Thoughts on the Psalms * * * I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell all your wonders I will rejoice and exult in you singing a hymn to Your name, O Most High. But the LORD abides forever; He has set up His throne for judgment; […]

Psunday Psalms: The First Song of Praise

Psunday Psalms Devotional Thoughts on the Psalms * * * When I behold Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and stars that You put in place, what is man that You have been mindful of him, mortal man that You have taken note of him, that you have made him a little […]

Psunday Psalms: Do We Pray Like This? Can We Pray Like This?

Psunday Psalms Devotional Thoughts on the Psalms * * * The Lord judges the peoples; vindicate me, O Lord, for the righteousness and blamelessness that are mine. Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; he who probes the mind and conscience is God the righteous. I look to […]

Psunday Psalms: God, with Whom We Wrestle and Prevail

Psunday Psalms Devotional Thoughts on the Psalms * * * O Lord, do not punish me in anger, do not chastise me in fury. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I languish; heal me, O Lord, for my bones shake with terror. My whole being is stricken with terror, while you, Lord — O […]

Psunday Psalms: Morning and Evening

Psunday Psalms Devotional Thoughts on the Psalms * * * Each morning you listen     to my prayer, as I bring my requests to you     and wait for your reply. (Psalm 5:3, CEB) I can lie down     and sleep soundly     because you, Lord,     will keep me safe. (Psalm 4:8, CEB) * * * The first pieces in the […]

Psunday Psalms: Psalm 3

Psunday Psalms Devotional Thoughts on the Psalms * * * Deliverance is the Lord’s; Your blessing be upon Your people! Selah. (Ps. 3:9) * * * In some respects, we can think of Psalm 3 as the “first” psalm. Understanding that Psalms 2-12 serve to introduce the book, Psalm 3 is where the narrative begins. What […]

Psunday Psalms: Psalms 3-18

Psunday Psalms Devotional Thoughts on the Psalms * * * But You, O Lord, are a shield about me… (Ps. 3:4) For you surely bless the righteous man, O Lord, encompassing him with favor like a shield. (Ps. 5:13) I look to God to shield me… (Ps. 7:11) O Lord, my crag, my fortress, my […]

Psunday Psalms: Psalm 2

Psunday Psalms Devotional Thoughts on the Psalms * * * Psalm 2 Why do nations assemble, and people plot vain things, kings of the earth take their stand, and regents intrigue together against the Lord and against his anointed? “Let us break the cords of their yoke, shake off their ropes from us!” He who […]

Psunday Psalms: Psalms 1-2 Together

Psunday Psalms Devotional Thoughts on the Psalms * * * Psalm 2 “But I have installed My king on Zion, my holy mountain!” …Happy are all who take refuge in Him. – Psalm 2:6-9, 12, Tanakh (JPS) * * * Psalms 1-2 go together, and serve to introduce the Book of Psalms. The simplest way of […]

Psunday Psalms: Psalm 1

Psunday Psalms Devotional Thoughts on the Psalms * * * Psalm 1 Happy is the man who has not followed the counsel of the wicked, or taken the path of sinners, or joined the company of the indolent; rather, the teaching of the Lord is his delight, and he studies that teaching day and night. […]