Tag: Trust

May 4th 2020: Psalm 112

Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord,     who find great delight in his commands. 2 Their children will be mighty in the land;     the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in their houses,     and their righteousness endures forever. 4 Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,     for those […]

April 27th 2020: Psalm 61

Psalm 61 For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. 1 Hear my cry, O God;     listen to my prayer. 2 From the ends of the earth I call to you,     I call as my heart grows faint;     lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 3 For you have been my refuge,     a […]

April 25th 2020: Psalm 148

Psalm 148 1 Praise the Lord.[a] Praise the Lord from the heavens;     praise him in the heights above. 2 Praise him, all his angels;     praise him, all his heavenly hosts. 3 Praise him, sun and moon;     praise him, all you shining stars. 4 Praise him, you highest heavens     and you waters above the skies. 5 Let them praise the name […]

April 7th 2020: Psalm 55:13-23

Psalm 55:13-23 New International Version (NIV) 13 But it is you, a man like myself,     my companion, my close friend, 14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship     at the house of God, as we walked about     among the worshipers. 15 Let death take my enemies by surprise;     let them go down alive to the realm of the […]

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 17th 2020: Psalm 38 and Hebrews 6:13-20

As my ramble through some of the daily readings offered by the lectionary (the set readings many Churches use throughout the world for their daily prayers) you’re welcome to join along if you would like to. You can read today’s readings here: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+38&version=NLT https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+6%3A13-20&version=NLT ‘18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two […]

April 4th 2016: Romans 5:12-21

With apologies to those who have been waiting, and probably given up, for these posts to return after a two-week break. I decided to pare down what I worked on in the week before Easter, and have then been on holiday this past week. Normal service will now, I hope, be resumed. You can follow today’s […]

March 22nd 2016: Luke 22: 39-53

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. Have you ever prayed so earnestly that it was as if you were sweating blood? In our comfortable Western context, prayer can easily lack intensity. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place where someone sweated like great drops of blood blood in anguished […]

March 10th 2016: Hebrews 10:19-25

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. One of the primary points of this series of blogs is encapsulated in this passage. As we live the life of faith, as we wonder and question, as we doubt, let’s be people who are provoked to, and provokers of, love and good deeds. Love […]

March 9th 2016: Hebrews 10:1-18

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more’ Today’s is one of the most amazing passages in the whole of Scripture (in my opinion). Jesus gave a single offering for all sin, which was sufficient to satisfy the demands of justice. The law […]

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