Psalms

Save me from my enemies?

Psalm 3 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK) A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son. 1 O Lord, how many are my foes!     Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul,     there is no salvation for him in God. Selah 3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,     my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 I cried aloud to… Continue reading Save me from my enemies?

Psalms

When we shake our fists at God

Psalm 2 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK) 2 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”… Continue reading When we shake our fists at God

Devotions

Psalm 17: I Shall See Your Face (part 2)

Psalm 17 6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;     turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. 7 Show me the wonders of your great love,     you who save by your right hand     those who take refuge in you from their foes. 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;     hide… Continue reading Psalm 17: I Shall See Your Face (part 2)

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Psalm 17: I Shall See Your Face (part 1)

Psalm 17 New International Version - UK (NIVUK) A prayer of David. God is the one who vindicates his people 1 Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;     listen to my cry. Hear my prayer –     it does not rise from deceitful lips. 2 Let my vindication come from you;     may your eyes see what is right. Essentially this is a prayer… Continue reading Psalm 17: I Shall See Your Face (part 1)

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Psalm 16: You are my Portion

Psalm 16 New International Version - UK (NIVUK) A miktam of David. This psalm expresses aim of the Christian life: to worship God as the all-satisfying Lord. In the 17th century it was expressed in the Westminster Catechism in this way: "Man's chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully enjoy him forever." More recently, John… Continue reading Psalm 16: You are my Portion

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Psalm 15: Who will live on the holy mountain?

Psalm 15 New International Version - UK (NIVUK) I want to live on the mountain 1 Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?     Who may live on your holy mountain? Every Christian longs for this don't they? We long to see God face to face. We long to be nearer to Him. We yearn to experience… Continue reading Psalm 15: Who will live on the holy mountain?

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Psalm 14: Atheism, Religion & Folly

Psalm 14 New International Version - UK (NIVUK) For the director of music. Of David. Atheism is not scientific 1 The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ I sometimes find it tempting to buy into the modern notion that if we take science seriously then we need to dismiss any notion of God… Continue reading Psalm 14: Atheism, Religion & Folly

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Psalm 13: Waiting for God

Psalm 13 New International Version - UK (NIVUK) For the director of music. A psalm of David. When my brother moved to London from South Africa a few years back, we were forced to communicate via letter. For those of you who don't know what that is... well, lets just say that it was revolutionary at… Continue reading Psalm 13: Waiting for God

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Psalm 12: Purity in a Tainted World

Psalm 12 New International Version (NIV) For the director of music. According to sheminith. A psalm of David. We live in a world tainted by evil In his song Good People, Jack Johnson expresses a sentiment that thoroughly biblical. "Where'd all the good people go? I've been changing channels I don't see them on the TV shows. Where'd… Continue reading Psalm 12: Purity in a Tainted World

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Psalm 11: Hide and Seek

Psalm 11 New International Version (NIV) For the director of music. Of David. 1 In the Lord I take refuge.     How then can you say to me:     “Flee like a bird to your mountain. 2 For look, the wicked bend their bows;     they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows     at the upright in heart. 3 When the foundations are… Continue reading Psalm 11: Hide and Seek