Psalm 33: 13-22…As God sees things.

The LORD looks down from heaven;he sees all the children of man;from where he sits enthroned he looks outon all the inhabitants of the earth,he who fashions the hearts of them alland observes all their deeds. Comment: You cannot make this word picture look like an aged grandfather looking from his rocking chair and seeingContinue reading “Psalm 33: 13-22…As God sees things.”

Psalm 33: 6-12….God is not a distant land-owner.

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,and by the breath of his mouth all their host.He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;he puts the deeps in storehouses.Let all the earth fear the LORD;let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!For he spoke, and it cameContinue reading “Psalm 33: 6-12….God is not a distant land-owner.”

Psalm 33: 1-5….Excited worship.

Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!Praise befits the upright.Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!Sing to him a new song;play skilfully on the strings, with loud shouts.For the word of the LORD is upright,and all his work is done in faithfulness.He lovesContinue reading “Psalm 33: 1-5….Excited worship.”

Psalm 32: 8-11… God replies!

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;I will counsel you with my eye upon you.Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,which must be curbed with bit and bridle,or it will not stay near you.Many are the sorrows of the wicked,but steadfast love surrounds the one whoContinue reading “Psalm 32: 8-11… God replies!”

Psalm 32: 6-8… A plea for people to act!

Therefore let everyone who is godlyoffer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;surely in the rush of great waters,they shall not reach him.You are a hiding place for me;you preserve me from trouble;you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah Comment: ‘The rush of great waters’ means floods of trouble tumblingContinue reading “Psalm 32: 6-8… A plea for people to act!”

Psalm 32: 1-5….Confession.

Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,whose sin is covered.Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity,and in whose spirit there is no deceit.For when I kept silent, my bones wasted awaythrough my groaning all day long.For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;my strength was dried up asContinue reading “Psalm 32: 1-5….Confession.”

Psalm 31: 11-18…..Belief doesn’t assure no problems!

Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach,especially to my neighbours,and an object of dread to my acquaintances;those who see me in the street flee from me.I have been forgotten like one who is dead;I have become like a broken vessel.For I hear the whispering of many—terror on every side!—as they scheme togetherContinue reading “Psalm 31: 11-18…..Belief doesn’t assure no problems!”

Psalm 31: 6-10….What is going on?

I hate those who pay regard to worthless idols,but I trust in the LORD.I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love,because you have seen my affliction;you have known the distress of my soul,and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy;you have set my feet in a broad place.Be graciousContinue reading “Psalm 31: 6-10….What is going on?”

Psalm 31: 1-5…..You are so much to me.

In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;let me never be put to shame;in your righteousness deliver me!Incline your ear to me;rescue me speedily!Be a rock of refuge for me,a strong fortress to save me!For you are my rock and my fortress;and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;you take me outContinue reading “Psalm 31: 1-5…..You are so much to me.”

Psalm 30: 6-12…Another ‘down’ cycle.

As for me, I said in my prosperity,“I shall never be moved.”By your favour, O LORD,you made my mountain stand strong;you hid your face;I was dismayed.To you, O LORD, I cry,and to the Lord I plead for mercy:“What profit is there in my death,if I go down to the pit?Will the dust praise you?Will itContinue reading “Psalm 30: 6-12…Another ‘down’ cycle.”