Psalm 37: 34-40…..Good news!

Wait for the LORD and keep his way,and he will exalt you to inherit the land;you will look on when the wicked are cut off.I have seen a wicked, ruthless man,spreading himself like a green laurel tree.But he passed away, and behold, he was no more;though I sought him, he could not be found.Mark theContinue reading “Psalm 37: 34-40…..Good news!”

Psalm 34: 12-22…..Life’s desires.

What man is there who desires lifeand loves many days, that he may see good?Keep your tongue from eviland your lips from speaking deceit.Turn away from evil and do good;seek peace and pursue it.The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteousand his ears toward their cry.The face of the LORD is against those whoContinue reading “Psalm 34: 12-22…..Life’s desires.”

Mark 15: 40-47…..The unexpected and the loving…

There were also women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. When he was in Galilee, they followed him and ministered to him, and there were also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.And when eveningContinue reading “Mark 15: 40-47…..The unexpected and the loving…”

Psalm 18: 46-50…..A ‘Summing-up’!

The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock,and exalted be the God of my salvation—the God who gave me vengeanceand subdued peoples under me,who rescued me from my enemies;yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me;you delivered me from the man of violence.For this I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations,andContinue reading “Psalm 18: 46-50…..A ‘Summing-up’!”

1 Samuel 8: 6-9…. An upset Samuel goes to God

But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the LORD. And the LORD said to Samuel, “Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king overContinue reading “1 Samuel 8: 6-9…. An upset Samuel goes to God”

1 Samuel 4: 5-11…..Is our hope in the external?

As soon as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel gave a mighty shout, so that the earth resounded. And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shouting, they said, “What does this great shouting in the camp of the Hebrews mean?” And when they learned thatContinue reading “1 Samuel 4: 5-11…..Is our hope in the external?”

Proverbs 11: 1-10 Some quick comments…

Comments today are made as I read through the passage. A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,but a just weight is his delight. Our relationship to God is meant to be honest and above board. The balances here extend beyond weighing objects into relationships, shared responsibilities etc.When pride comes, then comes disgrace,but withContinue reading “Proverbs 11: 1-10 Some quick comments…”

Proverbs 10: 24-32… Dying with your hopes unfulfilled.

What the wicked dreads will come upon him,but the desire of the righteous will be granted.When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more,but the righteous is established forever.Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,so is the sluggard to those who send him.The fear of the LORD prolongs life,but the years ofContinue reading “Proverbs 10: 24-32… Dying with your hopes unfulfilled.”

Proverbs 10: 10-24

Whoever winks the eye causes trouble,and a babbling fool will come to ruin.The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.Hatred stirs up strife,but love covers all offences.On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found,but a rod is for the back of him whoContinue reading “Proverbs 10: 10-24”