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Contributed on Jan 12, 2019
This is a Psalm of thanksgiving, and of hope.
THE LORD WILL PERFECT ME Psalms 138:1-8 In Psalms 138:1, David praises the LORD. 1st, his praise is wholehearted (cf. Psalms 9:1; Psalms 86:12-13; Psalms 103:1-2; Psalms 111:1). 2nd, it is ‘in the face of’ (to use a contemporary term) all other would-be or otherwise imaginary ‘gods’ ...read more
Contributed on Dec 29, 2018
A present trust in our ever-present LORD. He has been with us in all our yesterdays, and will be with us in all our tomorrows.
A SAFE PLACE Psalms 71:1-6 This short excerpt from Psalms 71 is a strong declaration of confidence in the LORD, based on long experience. Psalms 71:1a. A declaration of present, personal trust in the Personal God. “In You, O LORD, I put my trust.” We cannot trust in the impersonal. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 22, 2018
This is not just about a City, but about the whole People of God.
A JOYOUS PROSPECT Isaiah 62:1-5 Isaiah’s so-called ‘Song of the Vineyard’ (Isaiah 5:1-7), spoke of a time when judgment and desolation loomed large upon the horizon of his contemporaries. There the husbandman (cf. John 15:1) looked for a fruitful harvest, but the vineyard yielded only bad ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2018
A miraculous catch of fish, and the commencement of the Church's ministry.
A SINNER SAVED Luke 5:1-11 I can remember reading a quaint old book by a Puritan who’s only acknowledged qualification for conducting a Christian ministry was, ‘Sinner Saved’. Without that we are either honestly mistaken, or really just charlatans and frauds! This begs the question, ‘What ...read more
Contributed on Dec 1, 2018
No doubt the young Samuel, like the Child Jesus, ‘became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him’ (cf. Luke 2:40).
GROWING BETTER IN BAD TIMES 1 Samuel 2:18-20; 1 Samuel 2:26 The children of Israel forsook the LORD, and the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and He visited them with temporal judgments (Judges 2:13-15). ‘Nevertheless,’ (O, precious word!) the LORD raised up judges, or ‘saviours’ to ...read more