Mark 10: 1-9…….Is marriage meant to be for life?

And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them.And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What didContinue reading “Mark 10: 1-9…….Is marriage meant to be for life?”

Psalm 17: 8-15…..But, I do have a problem!

Keep me as the apple of your eye;hide me in the shadow of your wings,from the wicked who do me violence,my deadly enemies who surround me.They close their hearts to pity;with their mouths they speak arrogantly.They have now surrounded our steps;they set their eyes to cast us to the ground.He is like a lion eagerContinue reading “Psalm 17: 8-15…..But, I do have a problem!”

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!”

Psalm 15: 1-5……What does ‘sojourn’ mean?

O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent?Who shall dwell on your holy hill?He who walks blamelessly and does what is rightand speaks truth in his heart;who does not slander with his tongueand does no evil to his neighbour,nor takes up a reproach against his friend;in whose eyes a vile person is despised,but who honoursContinue reading “Psalm 15: 1-5……What does ‘sojourn’ mean?”

Psalm 14: 1-7…..Dare I call another a fool?

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;there is none who does good.The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man,to see if there are any who understand,who seek after God.They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;there is none who does good,notContinue reading “Psalm 14: 1-7…..Dare I call another a fool?”

Psalm 13: 1-6….Down but not out!

How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?How long will you hide your face from me?How long must I take counsel in my souland have sorrow in my heart all the day?How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?Consider and answer me, O LORD my God;light up my eyes, lest I sleep theContinue reading “Psalm 13: 1-6….Down but not out!”

Psalm 12: 1-8…..Despair turns to Hope!

Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone;for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.Everyone utters lies to his neighbour;with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,the tongue that makes great boasts,those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,our lips are withContinue reading “Psalm 12: 1-8…..Despair turns to Hope!”

Psalm 11: 1-7….I will not flee!

In the LORD I take refuge;how can you say to my soul,“Flee like a bird to your mountain,for behold, the wicked bend the bow;they have fitted their arrow to the stringto shoot in the dark at the upright in heart;if the foundations are destroyed,what can the righteous do?”The LORD is in his holy temple;the LORD’sContinue reading “Psalm 11: 1-7….I will not flee!”

Psalm 10: 12-18….An insightful prayer.

Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up your hand;forget not the afflicted.Why does the wicked renounce Godand say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation,that you may take it into your hands;to you the helpless commits himself;you have been the helper of the fatherless.BreakContinue reading “Psalm 10: 12-18….An insightful prayer.”