Mark 15: 15-20…. Before they start the journey to the Cross

So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion. And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown ofContinue reading “Mark 15: 15-20…. Before they start the journey to the Cross”

Micah 4: 1-5……A different message!

It shall come to pass in the latter daysthat the mountain of the house of the LORDshall be established as the highest of the mountains,and it shall be lifted up above the hills;and peoples shall flow to it,and many nations shall come, and say:“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,to theContinue reading “Micah 4: 1-5……A different message!”

Psalm 22: 1-8…..A heartfelt cry for help.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Mark 15; 34)Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,and by night, but I find no rest.Yet you are holy,enthroned on the praises of Israel.In you our fathers trusted;theyContinue reading “Psalm 22: 1-8…..A heartfelt cry for help.”

Psalm 21: 1-7…Dependance on God!

O LORD, in your strength the king rejoices,and in your salvation how greatly he exults!You have given him his heart’s desireand have not withheld the request of his lips. SelahFor you meet him with rich blessings;you set a crown of fine gold upon his head.He asked life of you; you gave it to him,length ofContinue reading “Psalm 21: 1-7…Dependance on God!”

Psalm 20: 1-9….Pronouns…urgh!

May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!May he send you help from the sanctuaryand give you support from Zion!May he remember all your offeringsand regard with favour your burnt sacrifices! SelahMay he grant you your heart’s desireand fulfill all your plans!May we shoutContinue reading “Psalm 20: 1-9….Pronouns…urgh!”

Psalm 2: A psalm in four parts

Why do the nations rageand the peoples plot in vain?The kings of the earth set themselves,and the rulers take counsel together,against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,“Let us burst their bonds apartand cast away their cords from us.” Comment: In this first part the narrator of the Psalm, whom in its eternal meaning isContinue reading “Psalm 2: A psalm in four parts”

1 Samuel 19: 1-7…. Jonathan sways his father’s thinking.

And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted much in David. And Jonathan told David, “Saul my father seeks to kill you. Therefore be on your guard in the morning. Stay in a secret place and hide yourself. And I willContinue reading “1 Samuel 19: 1-7…. Jonathan sways his father’s thinking.”

1 Samuel 18: 1-9…. David makes a Friend and a Foe

As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. And Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved himContinue reading “1 Samuel 18: 1-9…. David makes a Friend and a Foe”

1 Samuel 17: 44-49….Something new enters Goliath’s head!

The Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and to the beasts of the field.” Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in theContinue reading “1 Samuel 17: 44-49….Something new enters Goliath’s head!”

1 Samuel 16: 19-23….David in place for future action.

Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, “Send me David your son, who is with the sheep.” And Jesse took a donkey laden with bread and a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them by David his son to Saul. And David came to Saul and entered his service. And SaulContinue reading “1 Samuel 16: 19-23….David in place for future action.”