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Psalm 128

Published: August 25, 2022

Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table.


Psalm 127

Published: August 24, 2022

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.

Sons are a heritage from the LORD,


The Nephilim

Published: August 24, 2022
"When men began to increase on earth and daughters were born to them, the divine beings saw how beautiful the daughters of men were and they took wives from among those that pleased them. It was then, and later too, that the Nephilim appeared on earth - when the divine beings cohabited with the daughters of men, who bore them offspring. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown." (Genesis 6:2-4, from a Jewish translation of the Torah.)

Psalm 126

Published: August 23, 2022

When the LORD brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”


Psalm 125

Published: August 22, 2022

Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.


David’s Story: Conclusion, 2 Samuel 20-24 and 1 Chronicles 20-29

Published: August 22, 2022
The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: "When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings the grass from the earth."

Psalm 124

Published: August 19, 2022

If the LORD had not been on our side – let Israel say – if the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us, when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive; the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,


Psalm 123

Published: August 18, 2022

I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven. As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy.


Psalm 122

Published: August 17, 2022

I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.”

Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together. That is where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD,


David’s Story: Part 9, 2 Samuel 13-19

Published: August 17, 2022
It didn't take long for Nathan's prophecy about my family to start coming true. Remember, the Lord had Nathan tell me that as a consequence of my sin with Bathsheba calamity would come out of my own household. (Warning: Content may not be appropriate for all ages!)

Psalm 121

Published: August 16, 2022

I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.


Psalm 120

Published: August 15, 2022

I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me. Save me, O LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. What will he do to you, and what more besides, O deceitful tongue? He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom tree.


David’s Story, Part 8 , 2 Samuel 8-12

Published: August 15, 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 119:89-136

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.

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,