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Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 112

The Blessed Man Renewed Today’s psalm picks up from where we left off yesterday, and issuing a ‘hallelujah’, tells us: ‘Blessed (Asher) is the man who fears the LORD, and in His commandments (bemiswotaw) greatly delights’ The phrase ‘blessed is the man’ is a key phrase in the Psalms as a whole. You’ll remember that…

What’s getting in your way?

And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;Matthew ch13 v3 I probably shouldn’t tell you this, and I’m sure my wife won’t thank me, but our front lawn is looking a bit sorry tonight. It’s full of holes. There are several bare patches of earth where…

Amazing Acts # 3

Pentecost – An Amazing Occurrence (Part 1) I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: (Mat 3:11) We can say “Amen!” because we can agree with…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 111

As I mentioned in my introduction to book 5 of the psalms, Psalm 111 and 112 are sister psalms, the response of the faithful heart to the work of God.  The difference between them is that in Psalm 111, the focus is on praising God for who He is. In Psalm 112, the praise is…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 110c

The Throne of Grace We continue our meditations of this most important psalm, and having considered the pre-eminence and power of Christ the King, ‘set at the right hand’ (v1), we now turn to the High Priestly Ministry of our Lord Jesus, as we muse upon ‘the right hand’ being the place of prayer. A…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 110b

At the LORD’s Right Hand ‘The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.’ (v1) Many times throughout the Bible, we find mention of the LORD’s right hand, but this is the first time we read of anyone sitting at His right hand. After this,…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 110a

The Risen Lord ‘A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.’ (v1) It is interesting that while in the NT, this Psalm is the most quoted OT passage, it does not feature significantly in any Jewish literature of the Second…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 109

Vengeance is Mine Surrounded by enemies, we ended yesterday’s psalm on a note of confidence in the Lord to act against the enemies. In today’s psalm we hear the psalmist’s prayer for his enemies to be avenged. There is no doubt that on this occasion the psalmist is David, and he has one or more…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 108

The Living Word While this psalm is titled ‘A Song or Psalm of David’, it is more likely to have been written by Jews returning from exile, being re-gathered back to the land. As these exiles journey from northern Babylon, they face danger and persecution on all sides, but turning to the living Word of…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 107

A Thankful People While the first of a new book, I mentioned yesterday that Psalm 107 is also the last in a trilogy beginning in 105. Each of these psalms deals with the history of the nation of Israel, but each from a different perspective. From the faithfulness of God, to man’s faithlessness, this psalm…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Overview of Book Five

Today we begin Book Five of the psalter, and just as the fifth book of Moses, Deuteronomy, is a re-gathering of the people, a new generation, to re-visit the law – a call to covenant faithfulness – before they enter the land, so this last book of the psalms has similar themes. The Story so…