Psalm 19: 7-14…..The aforementioned Creator declares what He expects!

The law of the LORD is perfect,reviving the soul;the testimony of the LORD is sure,making wise the simple;the precepts of the LORD are right,rejoicing the heart;the commandment of the LORD is pure,enlightening the eyes;the fear of the LORD is clean,enduring forever;the rules of the LORD are true,and righteous altogether.More to be desired are they thanContinue reading “Psalm 19: 7-14…..The aforementioned Creator declares what He expects!”

Psalm 19: 1-6…..God in creation.

The heavens declare the glory of God,and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.Day to day pours out speech,and night to night reveals knowledge.There is no speech, nor are there words,whose voice is not heard.Their voice goes out through all the earth,and their words to the end of the world.In them he has set a tentContinue reading “Psalm 19: 1-6…..God in creation.”

Psalm 18: 46-50…..A ‘Summing-up’!

The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock,and exalted be the God of my salvation—the God who gave me vengeanceand subdued peoples under me,who rescued me from my enemies;yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me;you delivered me from the man of violence.For this I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations,andContinue reading “Psalm 18: 46-50…..A ‘Summing-up’!”

Psalm 18: 37-46…..Sounds a bit gory!

I pursued my enemies and overtook them,and did not turn back till they were consumed.I thrust them through, so that they were not able to rise;they fell under my feet.For you equipped me with strength for the battle;you made those who rise against me sink under me.You made my enemies turn their backs to me,andContinue reading “Psalm 18: 37-46…..Sounds a bit gory!”

Psalm 18: 28-36……Needs to be read slowly and taken in.

For it is you who light my lamp;the LORD my God lightens my darkness.For by you I can run against a troop,and by my God I can leap over a wall.This God—his way is perfect;the word of the LORD proves true;he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.For who is God,Continue reading “Psalm 18: 28-36……Needs to be read slowly and taken in.”

Psalm 18: 20-27…..Is this against the concept of ‘By Grace Alone’?

The LORD dealt with me according to my righteousness;according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.For I have kept the ways of the LORD,and have not wickedly departed from my God.For all his rules were before me,and his statutes I did not put away from me.I was blameless before him,and I kept myselfContinue reading “Psalm 18: 20-27…..Is this against the concept of ‘By Grace Alone’?”

Psalm 18: 13-19…..How literal is this?

The LORD also thundered in the heavens,and the Most High uttered his voice,hailstones and coals of fire.And he sent out his arrows and scattered them;he flashed forth lightnings and routed them.Then the channels of the sea were seen,and the foundations of the world were laid bareat your rebuke, O LORD,at the blast of the breathContinue reading “Psalm 18: 13-19…..How literal is this?”

Psalm 18: 1-12….Battle words!

I love you, O LORD, my strength.The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised,and I am saved from my enemies.The cords of death encompassed me;theContinue reading “Psalm 18: 1-12….Battle words!”

Mark 10: 46-52…..Who has this power?

And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy onContinue reading “Mark 10: 46-52…..Who has this power?”

Mark 10: 41-45…..Authority v Service.

And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so amongContinue reading “Mark 10: 41-45…..Authority v Service.”