Psalms 119:2 January 10, 2019

Blessed those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with all their heart. Psalms 119:2 NABRE      Psalm 119 is a long psalm that can be used as a mediation on the Word of God. It opens with wisdom verses similar to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. “Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with all their heart,…

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Psalms 5:11 – January 4, 2019

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you. Psalms 5:11 NRSV      Psalm 5 is a prayer said by the psalmist when he wakes and later in the day, in the temple. It begins with prayers which proclaim how righteously God acts. The psalmist wants to go to the temple where God dwells,…

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Psalms 37:4 – November 28, 2018

Find your delight in the LORD who will give you your heart’s desire. Psalms 37:4 NABRE      Psalm 37 deals with a seeming contradiction of the wicked doing well, prospering even and yet the upright are asked to trust in the LORD. The psalm begins with advice to disciples, exhorting them to be patient and trust in God, even when evildoers prosper and are successful. Then comes a description of how the wicked and the just…

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Psalms 100:5 – November 26, 2018

good indeed is the LORD, His mercy endures forever, his faithfulness lasts through every generation. Psalms 100:5 NABRE      Psalm 100 is a five verse 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. This psalm is a simple profession of faith. The quoted verse is a triple…

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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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