Monthly Archives: July 2012

The LORD is my light and my salvation…(2)

‘My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.’ Psalm 27:8. Is it just a prejudice that comes with living in the 21st century that I have such difficulty thinking of David, living 3000 years … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, the Messiah, in the Psalms (5)

Here are three more New testament references to Jesus as Messiah and related references from the Psalms. His Obedience – Psalm 40:6-8/Hebrews 10:5-7. PSALM 40:6-8 ‘Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced; burnt offerings and … Continue reading

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The LORD is my light and my salvation…(1)

I have been reading Eric Metaxas’ biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer; a man who in his early twenties discovered that the God of his theological studies was living and powerful beyond anything he ever imagined. His father was an eminent psychiatrist; … Continue reading

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Psalm 27

Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, the Messiah, in the Psalms (4)

Here are three more New Testament references to Jesus, his character and work, which relate to the Psalms. His Conquests – Psalm 110:5/Revelation 6:15-17. PSALM 110:5 “The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day … Continue reading

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I lift up my eyes….the LORD watches over you…. Psalm 121 (3).

In this third and final (for now) comment on Psalm 121 I want to risk sharing a few thoughts that could be easily labelled ‘half-baked’. Researching this psalm and all the ‘Songs of Ascent’ (Psalms 120-134) a theme emerged that … Continue reading

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I lift up my eyes….the LORD watches over you…. Psalm 121 (2).

Psalms 120 to 134 are collectively called Songs of Ascent. Most likely they are Songs sung by the people as they journeyed up to Jerusalem and the Temple of the LORD to celebrate the Feasts of Israel there. (Exodus 23:14-17) … Continue reading

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