Category: 2020 Bible Reflections

March 30th 2020: Psalm 121

You can read today’s passage here: Psalm 121 text You can listen to today’s passage here: Psalm 121 Audio Problems sometimes feel like mountains, don’t they? Looming over us, looking down on us, judging us, mocking our inability to cope, to offer a defence. We’re unable to think about doing anything about them because they […]

March 27th 2020: Psalm 102

You can read today’s passage here: Psalm 102 You can listen to today’s passage here: Psalm 102 Some of us have been through times when we’ve wanted to lament – to let it all go, say what we really think, at a time, or times, when  it’s all been too much. ‘It’ could be a […]

March 26th 2020: Psalm 53

You can read today’s passage here: Psalm 53 You can listen to today’s passage here: Psalm 53 The message today is stark and straightforward: God is looking to see who trusts Him. I think it is implicit that if He looks and finds people trusting Him then they will be invited to do good things […]

March 24th 2020: Psalm 54

You can read today’s passage here: Psalm 54 (NIV). You can listen to today’s passage here: Psalm 54 ‘Surely God is my help;     the Lord is the one who sustains me.’  ‘I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.’ Sometimes it’s very tempting to cherry-pick the good bits from a Bible passage to […]

March 24, 2020 2020 Bible Reflections

March 23rd 2020: Psalm 70

You can read today’s passage by clicking here: Psalm 70 You can listen to today’s passage here: Psalm 70 Audio ‘May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you, may those who long for your saving help always say,     “The Lord is great!”‘ It’s hard to be rejoicing in seeking something when you […]

March 21st 2020: Hebrews 8

You can read today’s passage here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/… and if you would like to you can listen to it here: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/niv/Heb.8. If you’re not in the practice of regularly listening to the Bible, I think you’ll find that it comes alive in a really different way when you listen to it compared to how it sounds […]

March 20th 2020: Hebrews 7:11-28

You can read today’s post here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+7%3A11-30&version=NLT Hebrews is a complicated book. It, or the English translations of it at least – I can’t claim to have read in other languages – is full of close argument and complex sentences which take a lot of unpicking. Take the 18 verses we’re given in the Morning Prayer […]

March 18th 2020: Psalm 1

March 18th 2020: Psalm 1 You can read the text of today’s reading here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+1&version=NLT The text of this reading is pretty straightforward: if you want to be blessed, for life to be as it should be and to receive all that life has for you, all that God has for you, even, delight in […]

The Return of Daily Bible Reflections

Periodically I discipline myself to write a short piece about the readings that are offered for each day by the Church of England, the Church I work for. As we are in the midst of Coronavirus and all that it has brought so far and will bring in the future, it feels like a good […]

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