Psalm 7: 1-8….David is charged of evil doing.

O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge;save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.O LORD my God, if I have done this,if there is wrong in my hands,if I have repaid my friend with evilor plunderedContinue reading “Psalm 7: 1-8….David is charged of evil doing.”

Mark 8: 27-30….Clear sight at last.

And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” And he asked them, “But who do you say thatContinue reading “Mark 8: 27-30….Clear sight at last.”

Mark 8: 22-26….We need clear vision!

And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do youContinue reading “Mark 8: 22-26….We need clear vision!”

Mark 8: 14-21….One thing leads to another.

Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. And Jesus, aware ofContinue reading “Mark 8: 14-21….One thing leads to another.”

Mark 8: 11-13…An abridged account.

The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” And he left them, got into theContinue reading “Mark 8: 11-13…An abridged account.”

Mark 8: 1-10….Another feast provided.

In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And if I send them away hungry to theirContinue reading “Mark 8: 1-10….Another feast provided.”

Mark 7: 31-37….It’s hard for the deaf to speak clearly.

Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. And taking him aside from the crowdContinue reading “Mark 7: 31-37….It’s hard for the deaf to speak clearly.”

Mark 7: 24-30….Jesus’ contact with a gentiles.

And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet.Continue reading “Mark 7: 24-30….Jesus’ contact with a gentiles.”

Psalm 6: …..A desperate cry.

O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger,nor discipline me in your wrath.Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing;heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled.My soul also is greatly troubled.But you, O LORD—how long?Turn, O LORD, deliver my life;save me for the sake of your steadfast love.For in death thereContinue reading “Psalm 6: …..A desperate cry.”

Psalm 5: 7-12….In light of the preceding…

But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,will enter your house.I will bow down toward your holy templein the fear of you.Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousnessbecause of my enemies;make your way straight before me.For there is no truth in their mouth;their inmost self is destruction;their throat is an open grave;they flatter withContinue reading “Psalm 5: 7-12….In light of the preceding…”