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Psalm 119:89-136

Published: August 12, 2022

Note:  Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem which means that each of its stanzas begins with one of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet starting with the aleph and continuing in order through the tau. In Hebrew, each verse in a stanza begins with the  letter by which the stanza is titled. 


Psalm 119:41-88

Published: August 11, 2022

Note:  Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem which means that each of its stanzas begins with one of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet starting with the aleph and continuing in order through the tau. In Hebrew, each verse in a stanza begins with the  letter by which the stanza is titled. 


Psalm 119:137-176

Published: August 10, 2022

Note:  Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem which means that each of its stanzas begins with one of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet starting with the aleph and continuing in order through the tau. In Hebrew, each verse in a stanza begins with the  letter by which the stanza is titled. 


David’s Story Part 7 – 2 Samuel 5-7

Published: August 10, 2022
I couldn't believe it! I had asked to build Him a house and instead He had promised to build up my house. From this time forth every King of Israel would be descended from me.

David’s Story, Part 8 , 2 Samuel 8-12

Published: August 10, 2022
Have mercy on me, O God,according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1

Psalm 119: 1-40

Published: August 9, 2022

‘ Aleph

Blessed are they whose ways are blameless,  who walk according to the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.


Psalm 118

Published: August 8, 2022

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;his love endures forever.  Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.”  Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.”  Let those who fear the LORD say: “His love endures forever.”

In my anguish I cried to the LORD, 


David’s Story Part 6 – 2 Samuel 1-4

Published: August 8, 2022
Even in the vacuum of leadership created by Saul's death, I thought it best to wait for the Lord's timing, and it turned out to be a good thing I did. I was going to need all the help I could get.

Psalm 117

Published: August 5, 2022

Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.


Psalm 116

Published: August 4, 2022

I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.


Psalm 115

Published: August 3, 2022

Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

Why do the nations say, “Where is their God?”   Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases him.


David’s Story Part 5 – 1 Samuel 27-30

Published: August 3, 2022
There is a way that seems right to man but the end thereof is death.
Prov 14:12

Psalm 114

Published: August 2, 2022

When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of foreign tongue, Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion. The sea looked and fled, the Jordan turned back; the mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. Why was it, O sea, that you fled,


Psalm 113

Published: August 1, 2022

Praise the LORD. Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore.  From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.  The LORD is exalted over all the nations,


David’s Story, Part 4 – 1 Samuel 23-26

Published: August 1, 2022
That day the Lord showed me that opportunity does not equal mandate. Just because you can do something doesn't mean it's the Lord's will that you should.

Psalm 112

Published: July 29, 2022

Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands. His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.


Psalm 111

Published: July 28, 2022

Praise the LORD. I will extol the LORD with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly.  Great are the works of the LORD;  they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are his deeds,  and his righteousness endures forever.


Psalm 110

Published: July 27, 2022

The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath. He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.


David’s Story, Part 3 – 1 Samuel 21-22

Published: July 27, 2022
I hope you're beginning to see the clear parallels between my life and yours. Like it was for me, a throne is God's purpose for you (1 Peter 2:9-12), a cross is his path for you (Matt. 10:37-39), and faith is his plan for you (2 Cor. 5:7).

Psalm 109

Published: July 26, 2022

O God, whom I praise, do not remain silent, for wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues. With words of hatred they surround me; they attack me without cause. In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer.


Psalm 108

Published: July 25, 2022

My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love,


David’s Story Part 2 – 1 Samuel 18-20

Published: July 25, 2022
My name translates into English as "beloved" and Jonathon's is "God has given." God loved me so much that he gave me Jonathon as a friend.

Psalm 107

Published: July 22, 2022

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say this— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.


Psalm 106

Published: July 21, 2022

Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise? Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.


Psalm 104

Published: July 20, 2022

Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.

He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.