Psalm 27: 1-4….The soldier thinks.

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 evildoers assail meto eat up my flesh,my adversaries and foes,it is they who stumble and fall.Though an army encamp against me,my heart shall not fear;though war arise against me,yet I will beContinue reading “Psalm 27: 1-4….The soldier thinks.”

Psalm 26: 6-12….David at worship.

I wash my hands in innocenceand go around your altar, O LORD,proclaiming thanksgiving aloud,and telling all your wondrous deeds.O LORD, I love the habitation of your houseand the place where your glory dwells.Do not sweep my soul away with sinners,nor my life with bloodthirsty men,in whose hands are evil devices,and whose right hands are fullContinue reading “Psalm 26: 6-12….David at worship.”

Psalm 26: 1-5…..Is my goodness good enough for God!

Vindicate me, O LORD,for I have walked in my integrity,and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.Prove me, O LORD, and try me;test my heart and my mind.For your steadfast love is before my eyes,and I walk in your faithfulness.I do not sit with men of falsehood,nor do I consort with hypocrites.I hate theContinue reading “Psalm 26: 1-5…..Is my goodness good enough for God!”

Psalm 25: 16-22… Now about me, O God.

Turn to me and be gracious to me,for I am lonely and afflicted.The troubles of my heart are enlarged;bring me out of my distresses.Consider my affliction and my trouble,and forgive all my sins.Consider how many are my foes,and with what violent hatred they hate me.Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!Let me not be putContinue reading “Psalm 25: 16-22… Now about me, O God.”

Psalm 25: 8-15….Is this the Way modern man thinks?

Good and upright is the LORD;therefore he instructs sinners in the way.He leads the humble in what is right,and teaches the humble his way.All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness,for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.For your name’s sake, O LORD,pardon my guilt, for it is great.Who is theContinue reading “Psalm 25: 8-15….Is this the Way modern man thinks?”

Psalm 25: 1-7…..What place does ‘shame’ play in our lives?

To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.O my God, in you I trust;let me not be put to shame;let not my enemies exult over me.Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.Make me to know your ways, O LORD;teach me your paths.Lead meContinue reading “Psalm 25: 1-7…..What place does ‘shame’ play in our lives?”

Psalm 24: 1-10…..David understands rightly.

The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof,the world and those who dwell therein,for he has founded it upon the seasand established it upon the rivers.Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?And who shall stand in his holy place?He who has clean hands and a pure heart,who does not lift up his soulContinue reading “Psalm 24: 1-10…..David understands rightly.”

Colossians 4: 12-18….Closing remarks.

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God. For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.Continue reading “Colossians 4: 12-18….Closing remarks.”

Colossians 4: 7-11….Jewish helpers.

Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts, and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother,Continue reading “Colossians 4: 7-11….Jewish helpers.”

Colossians 4: 2-6…. To repeat…

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought toContinue reading “Colossians 4: 2-6…. To repeat…”