Posts Tagged Law

Vengeance is Mine – Psalm 5:9-10

Psalm 5:9-10 (For the first three installments of this study, click here, here, and here.) On May 2, 2011, the United States announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a military operation.  The orchestrator of multiple terror attacks that resulted in the deaths of several innocent people, bin Laden was considered Public Enemy […]

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself…and God – Psalm 5:7-8

Psalm 5:7-8 (For the first two installments of this study, click here and here.) Fear is something that is generally seen as only negative.  Granted, fear can be funny, like when someone hides in a closet wearing a gorilla suit and jumps out to startle an unsuspecting victim.  It can also be quite profitable, as […]

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The Ugliness of Sin – Psalm 5:4-6

Psalm 5:4-6 They say there’s a heaven for those who will wait Some say it’s better but I say it ain’t I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints The sinners are much more fun… You know that only the good die young Billy Joel released that song in 1977, and it […]

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My Buddy or My King? – Psalm 5:1-3

Psalm 5:1-3 Every morning when Grace, my two year-old daughter, wakes up, she cries out my name.  “Daddy, Daddy, Daddyyyyyyyyyy,” is usually the equivalent of my alarm clock.  When I enter her room, sometimes there are tears in her eyes as she reaches out to me in sorrow and fear, realizing that she’s alone in […]

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First Impressions of Psalm 5

Psalm 5 Theme The theme of Psalm 5 is righteousness.  There is a definite interplay between the righteousness of the Lord and His people and the unrighteousness, or wickedness, of the evil, sinful, and unbelievers.  The word righteousness (at least as far as English translations are concerned) appears in verse eight (referring to the Lord) […]

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Responding to Psalm 4

For the complete study on Psalm 4, here are the links for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. I think that of the eight verses in this psalm, the verses that struck me the most were verses four and five.  I love the progression in those verses.  David takes his […]

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Walk This Way – Psalm 4:4-5

Psalm 4:4-5 (For the first two installments of the study on Psalm 4, click here and here.) Septuagint Translation 4Be angry, and do not sin;             ponder in your hearts and on your beds be greatly troubled. 5Offer sacrifices of righteousness,             and hope in the Lord. The first phrase of verse four is cited […]

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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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Responding to Psalm 3

For the entire study on Psalm 3, here are verses 1-2, verses 3-4, verses 5-6, and verses 7-8. I was a little bit surprised at the directions the study of this psalm took.  On the “First Impressions” post, I wrote, “I struggle with the practical application of psalms that talk about being attacked by enemies.  […]

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