Psalm 41: 1-6…..What is this all about?

Blessed is the one who considers the poor!In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;the LORD protects him and keeps him alive;he is called blessed in the land;you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.The LORD sustains him on his sickbed;in his illness you restore him to full health.As forContinue reading “Psalm 41: 1-6…..What is this all about?”

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’!”

Psalm 17: 1-8…..You have challenged my conscience, O God!

Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry!Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!From your presence let my vindication come!Let your eyes behold the right!You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night,you have tested me, and you will find nothing;I have purposed that my mouth will notContinue reading “Psalm 17: 1-8…..You have challenged my conscience, O God!”

Psalm 16: 1-11…..Sheer Joy in my decision!

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;I have no good apart from you.”As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones,in whom is all my delight.The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply;their drink offerings of blood IContinue reading “Psalm 16: 1-11…..Sheer Joy in my decision!”

Mark 9: 9-13….The return trek.

And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead might mean. And they asked him, “Why do the scribes say thatContinue reading “Mark 9: 9-13….The return trek.”

1 Peter 5: 6-11….The devil at work.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowingContinue reading “1 Peter 5: 6-11….The devil at work.”

1 Peter 3: 18-22… What does it mean?

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in theContinue reading “1 Peter 3: 18-22… What does it mean?”

1 Peter 1: 10-16….You live in the now, so roll up your sleeves!

Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves butContinue reading “1 Peter 1: 10-16….You live in the now, so roll up your sleeves!”

1 Samuel 11: 6-9….Positive action!

And the Spirit of God rushed upon Saul when he heard these words, and his anger was greatly kindled. He took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces and sent them throughout all the territory of Israel by the hand of the messengers, saying, “Whoever does not come out after Saul and Samuel,Continue reading “1 Samuel 11: 6-9….Positive action!”