Posts Tagged Justification

Forum Friday

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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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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The Blessing of Hope – Psalm 5:11-12

Psalm 5:11-12 (for the first four installments of the study on Psalm 5, click here, here, here, and here.) Hope is an interesting thing in our day and age.  We hope for many things.  As a sports fan, I hope that the particular teams to which I dedicate my allegiance do well, and ultimately win a […]

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Evangelizing the Opposition – Psalm 4:2-3

Psalm 4:2-3 (For the first study on Psalm 4, click here) Septuagint Translation 2Sons of man, how long until your hearts are hardened?             Why do you love emptiness and seek after lies? 3But know that the Lord magnifies his holy ones;             the Lord will hear me when I cry to him. These two verses […]

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God of My Righteousness – Psalm 4:1

Psalm 4:1 Septuagint Translation COMPLETELY, WITH STRINGED INSTRUMENTS, A SONG OF DAVID 1Listen to me when I call, God of my righteousness;             show affection to me in my affliction;             have compassion on me and give ear to my prayer. We are tempted to ask ourselves, “How could David approach God with such audacity?”  It […]

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Nothing Beats a Good Night’s Sleep – Psalm 3:5-6

Psalm 3:5-6 (For the first two parts of this study, click here and here) Septuagint Translation 5I was laid down and I slept,             I was awakened because the Lord will be my help. 6I will not be afraid of the myriads of people             surrounding me to attack me. First of all, this is probably […]

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Psalm 1:5-6

Psalm 1:5-6 (For the first two installments on this psalm, click here and here) First Impressions In wrapping up the first Psalm, we take a look at the summary statement that is verse five and six.  Verse five begins with the word “therefore”, and as many of us have heard in the past, it’s good […]

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Psalm 1:3-4

Psalm 1:3-4 (for the first post on this psalm, click here)  First Impressions The psalmist makes a transition from focusing on the wicked, the man who is not blessed, to describing the godly, the blessed man.  A very interesting aspect of verse three is the direct comparison made between the godly and the wicked. The comparison […]

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