Nahum 1:7 – December 3, 2018

The LORD is good to those who wait for him, a refuge on the day of distress, Taking care of those who look to him for protection, Nahum 1:7 NABRE      Nahum is a prophet with a small three chapter writing that gloats and rejoices over the destruction of an Assyrian city called Nineveh. The Assyrians were a particularly savage nation that Nahum indicates has fallen because it is being repaid for their evil treatment of…

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Psalm 100:4 – November 22, 2018

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name; Psalms 100:4 NABRE      This small Psalm 100 is an invitation to praise and serve God. It begins making a joyful noise for the LORD and then calling for service in the LORD with gladness as we enter His presence. We are invited to know the LORD. To know God in the language of bible is to have an intimate…

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Psalm 9:1 – November 21, 2018

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous deeds. Psalm 9:1‬ NABRE      Psalm 9 is a hymn of praise for the deliverance God brings and a petition for help against those who would do evil. The psalm begins with personal praise offered to God which is also an act of thanksgiving and glorification. The psalmist is so helped by God that he wants to declare to all, God’s…

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Isaiah 25:1 – November 20, 2018

O LORD, you are my God, I extol you, I praise your name; For you have carried out your wonderful plans of old, faithful and true. Isaiah 25:1 NABRE      The prophet Isaiah is a major prophet due to the amount of writing attributed to him. Isaiah is the prophet quoted most by Jesus in the writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The first part of Isaiah’s oracles have to do with the times of…

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1 Chronicles 29:13 – November 15, 2018

Therefore, our God, we give you thanks and we praise the majesty of your name. 1 Chronicles 29:13      The Chronicles are a general collection of historical writings of the chosen people from the time of Adam through the rebuilding of the temple after the return of the exiles. This history includes the books of Ezra and Nehemiah both a continuation of Chronicles taking the history through 445 BC. These writings seem to repeat history from…

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