Tag Archives: Psalms

Who is that blessed man of Psalm 1?

I was very much impressed, a number of years ago, listening to Joseph Flacks tell of his visit to Palestine. When he was in the city of Jerusalem he was given the opportunity of addressing quite a gathering of Jews … Continue reading

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True unity comes down from above

“Behold! How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! … it is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard… …running down on the collar of his robes… …it is like the dew … Continue reading

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Her saints shall shout aloud for joy (Psalm 132:16)

It would astonish and amuse a European stranger to hear these natives sing. They have not the least idea either of harmony or melody; noise is what they best understand, and he that sings the loudest is considered to sing … Continue reading

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Psalm 131

Have you read Psalm 131 lately? Spurgeon said it was short to read, but long to learn. Every time I read it, I’m freshly amazed by its depth of insight into the human heart: A Psalm of Ascents. Of David. … Continue reading

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Enrolling David as a Puritan

The Puritans found tremendous comfort in singing the psalms in worship, and wove their message in to the fabric of their lives: “Like the Hugenots, they had endured persecution, and their feelings were mirrored in the Psalms. As Schones says, … Continue reading

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“Caring in an Expendable Culture”

My next Sunday School commentary in the Baptist & Reflector is up today: “Caring in an Expendable Culture (Psalm 139:1-6; 13-18).”

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Prayers Shaped by God’s Word

Here is a quote worth meditating on from Dietrich Bonhoeffer on how we should learn to let the Psalms, prayers inspired by God, shape our own prayers: “If we want to read and to pray the prayers of the Bible … Continue reading

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