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.”

Genesis 4: 8-16…..The first murder.

Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voiceContinue reading “Genesis 4: 8-16…..The first murder.”

Genesis 4: 1-7….. Two sons with different natures.

Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the LORD.” And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the LORDContinue reading “Genesis 4: 1-7….. Two sons with different natures.”

Genesis 3: 20-24….Living under different circumstances.

The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach outContinue reading “Genesis 3: 20-24….Living under different circumstances.”

Genesis 3: 17-19….And as for Adam….

And to Adam he said,“Because you have listened to the voice of your wifeand have eaten of the treeof which I commanded you,‘You shall not eat of it,’cursed is the ground because of you;in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;and youContinue reading “Genesis 3: 17-19….And as for Adam….”