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 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.”

Colossians 3: 18-ch 4v1……Concerning the most intimate relationships.

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not byContinue reading “Colossians 3: 18-ch 4v1……Concerning the most intimate relationships.”

Colossians 3: 12-17…. The ‘put-ons’.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together inContinue reading “Colossians 3: 12-17…. The ‘put-ons’.”

Colossians 3: 1-11….The to be ‘put-offs’.

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ whoContinue reading “Colossians 3: 1-11….The to be ‘put-offs’.”

Colossians 1: 9-14….What’s in a word?

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work andContinue reading “Colossians 1: 9-14….What’s in a word?”

Micah 7: 4b-7…. Who can you trust?

The day of your watchmen, of your punishment, has come;now their confusion is at hand.Put no trust in a neighbour;have no confidence in a friend;guard the doors of your mouthfrom her who lies in your arms;for the son treats the father with contempt,the daughter rises up against her mother,the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;a man’s enemiesContinue reading “Micah 7: 4b-7…. Who can you trust?”

Micah 6: 6-9a…..A repentant response.

With what shall I come before the LORD,and bow myself before God on high?Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,with calves a year old?Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams,with ten thousands of rivers of oil?Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,the fruit of my body for the sin of myContinue reading “Micah 6: 6-9a…..A repentant response.”

Micah 5: 7-9……The remnant concept.

Then the remnant of Jacob shall bein the midst of many peopleslike dew from the LORD,like showers on the grass,which delay not for a mannor wait for the children of man.And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations,in the midst of many peoples,like a lion among the beasts of the forest,like a youngContinue reading “Micah 5: 7-9……The remnant concept.”