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Forum Friday

We’ve had another down time for posts here at Ophelimos.  Back-to-back busy weeks have left me with little time to research, write, and post the Psalm studies.  I wanted to keep those of you who read regularly updated – I am not cutting back nor am I giving up that facet of Ophelimos.  The posts […]

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Time to Check the I.D. – Psalm 7:6-7

Psalm 7:6-7 (For the previous installments in the study on Psalm 7, click here and here).  [1] I don’t remember much from the Iliad and the Odyssey when I read them in high school.  In fact, I remember almost nothing.  My entire knowledge of the plot line, characters, et al, comes from the made-for-TV movie […]

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Another busy week has left me behind on the Psalm 7 study.  I’m hopefully going to get some writing done, but expect the next study to be up on Monday – it’s looking like I’m going to be out of town on Saturday. On to the Links… I haven’t yet taken the opportunity to link […]

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On Doubt, Self-Examination, and Plot Advancement – Psalm 7:3-5

Psalm 7:3-5 (For the first installment of the study on Psalm 7, click here.)  [1]  How often are you absolutely confident about the result of your actions (and the motives behind those actions)?  How sure are you that you can trust yourself in any given situation? Self-doubt is a tried and true plot device used in […]

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Thinking about Scar and not Aslan – Psalm 7:1-2

Psalm 7:1-2 [1] Lions have performed in a broad spectrum of roles in popular culture.  In movies, television, and literature they have been both the antagonist and protagonist, hero and villain.  Just think of the difference between Scar and Aslan. The lion is also used in a variety of images in the Bible: In Isaiah […]

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Forum Friday

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those who have been reading the blog since I launched Ophelimos in July.  I have thoroughly enjoyed studying the Psalms as well as passing on helpful and interesting articles and blog posts I happen to come across each week. Whether you are regularly reading the Psalms studies, or […]

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Misery Loves Company – Psalm 6:8-10

Psalm 6:8-10 (For the previous three studies on Psalm 6, click here, here, and here.) [1] Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “misery loves company.”  I think that phrase applies to our passage today, in a sort of not-in-the-way-it’s-normally-used sense.  David has been wallowing in misery throughout the duration of this Psalm.  And now we find out […]

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Guilt and Consequences – Psalm 6:6-7

Psalm 6:6-7 (For the first two studies on Psalm 6, click here and here.) [1] We’ve all played the blame game at some point in time or another.  We’ve all tried to deflect the guilt we feel onto something or someone else. Why? Because guilt doesn’t feel good.  It makes us feel bad.  Often times really […]

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Marooned on a Desert Island – Psalm 6:4-5

Psalm 6:4-5 (For the first study on Psalm 6, click here.) Often, in preaching and in teaching, I have stated that the most quoted verse in the Bible isn’t John 3:16, but rather it is, “God helps those who help themselves.”  The only problem is this verse is not in the Bible.  Go ahead, look for […]

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A Meltdown Moment – Psalm 6:1-3

Psalm 6:1-3 People love meltdowns…from a distance.  For many, the highlight of a baseball game, especially for fans of a losing team, is watching as a player or manager loses his cool with an umpire.  The ensuing argument provides entertainment and usually brings the crowd to life, and it only escalates the situation when the […]

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