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The LORD is my shepherd… (4)

‘The LORD is my shepherd;’ Psalm 23:1a David’s psalm is a helpful picture of God’s constant care for a needy people prone to stray. As long as we remember that while we may at times behave sheepishly, we are not … Continue reading

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Psalm 23

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his … Continue reading

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The Lord reigns! (2)

Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy      before the Lord, Psalm 96:12b, 13a The notion of the ‘trees of the field’ clapping their hands, in Isaiah 55, is one of my favourite images in all of scripture. … Continue reading

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‘The LORD says to my Lord…’

The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” Psalm 110:1 One of my earliest memories of ‘church’ (as a three or four year old boy) is standing … Continue reading

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‘The voice of the LORD….’ (1)

“The LORD is enthroned as King forever.” Psalm 29:10 C.S.Lewis in his book, ‘Reflections on the Psalms’, wrote about the way God, our King, reveals himself in His Creation; “…the doctrine of Creation leaves Nature full of manifestations which show … 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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Psalm 139.

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and … Continue reading

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“…their voice goes out into all the earth…” (2)

David, King of Judah, who wrote Psalm 19 (see ‘…their voice goes out…’.1) could not reign forever. The LORD who chose and anointed David for Judah knew that for our sake, a better King must come. 30 But the angel said … Continue reading

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“…their voice goes out into all the earth…” (1)

There was this thread in the weave of Psalm Nineteen. I pulled on it. This is what happened. David, King of Judah, wrote Psalm Nineteen. He wrote about the way creation clearly and constantly reveals the glory of God. He … Continue reading

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” …you are proved right…”

David’s Psalm 51 is one of the seven ‘penitential’ psalms (6; 32; 38; 51; 102; 130 and 143) in which the writers confess their sin and pray, hoping for the LORD’s forgiveness. David wrote it to describe his experience after … Continue reading

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