Psalm 35

The psalmist relies upon God to help him against enemies.  The latter are described in graphic pictures.  They are dangerous warriors, cunning hunters, roaring beasts.  They lie, slander, devour, tyrannize. The psalmist reacts:  “Make their way slippery and dark.”  “Let them fall into the pit they...

What a Party!

One of the great stories in the Bible is the marriage feast of Cana. They must have had a rollicking good time with all the wine.  Did Jesus and his 12 each toast the bride and groom with a cup of wine?  That might have drained the supply drastically.  So maybe it was Jesus’ fault that they ran...

Psalm 34

The psalmist is aware of others who are present.  Perhaps he is in the temple area.  He thanks and praises God. Then he turns to his fellow worshipers and instructs them about the need to fear God and depend on God throughout life.  He tells them, “Look to God that you may be radiant with joy.” The...

Psalm 34

The psalmist is aware of others who are present.  Perhaps he is in the temple area.  He thanks and praises God. Then he turns to his fellow worshipers and instructs them about the need to fear God and depend on God throughout life.  He tells them, “Look to God that you may be radiant with joy.” The...

Psalm 33

The psalmist lets out all the stops in his song of praise.  He calls for joy, musical instruments, a new song.  He is excited at the power of God’s word.  He marvels at God’s love for justice and truth.  “God fills the earth with his goodness.”  He is overwhelmed by the beauty and magnificence...

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