Acts 12: 12-17…. Seeing ghosts!

When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer. Recognizing Peter’s voice, in her joy she did notContinue reading “Acts 12: 12-17…. Seeing ghosts!”

Acts 12: 1-5…..Violence!

About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword, and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread. And when he had seized him,Continue reading “Acts 12: 1-5…..Violence!”

Psalm 35: 22-28….The summing up.

You have seen, O LORD; be not silent!O Lord, be not far from me!Awake and rouse yourself for my vindication,for my cause, my God and my Lord!Vindicate me, O LORD, my God,according to your righteousness,and let them not rejoice over me!Let them not say in their hearts,“Aha, our heart’s desire!”Let them not say, “We haveContinue reading “Psalm 35: 22-28….The summing up.”

Psalm 35: 15-21…..David pours out his distress.

But at my stumbling they rejoiced and gathered;they gathered together against me;wretches whom I did not knowtore at me without ceasing;like profane mockers at a feast,they gnash at me with their teeth. Comment: Was David’s stumbling something he said or did? Was it a moral failure? Whatever even those who weren’t involved in the incidentContinue reading “Psalm 35: 15-21…..David pours out his distress.”