Posts Tagged Psalm 4

Guest Response to Psalm 5

Today’s guest response comes from Andrew Kneeland.  Andrew is currently a junior at AFLBS.  He comes from Arizona and does extensive writing at Twins Target, where he has learned all about suffering. I’m a night owl. I’ve always been able to think clearer in the hours after 10 p.m. than in those before 10 a.m. […]

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Guest Response to Psalm 4

The guest response for Psalm 4 comes to us today from Renah Thompson.  Renah is a member of Faith Free Lutheran Church, where I serve as pastor.  She serves on our Christian Education Committee and is a regular accompanist for our Sunday worship services. Today was a long, chaotic day.  A day of responsibilities to […]

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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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Safety First – Psalm 4:8

Apologies to those who read Ophelimos regularly.  I had a busy (and fun) weekend and took Saturday and Monday off from blogging.  We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.   Psalm 4:8 (For the previous four installments in this study, click here, here, here, and here) Septuagint Translation 8In peace will I lie down and sleep;             […]

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A Bright & Shiny Joy – Psalm 4:6-7

Psalm 4:6-7 (for the first three installments of this study on Psalm 4, click here, here, and here.) Septuagint Translation 6Many are saying, “Who will show us something good?             Mark us with the light of your face, Lord.” 7You give joy to my heart             apart from when their grain, wine, and olive oil […]

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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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First Impressions of Psalm 4

Psalm 4 Of all the verses in this psalm, verse 1 probably jumps out at me the most.  I’m always struck by the boldness of prayers in the Bible, and especially in the Psalms.  I’m a polite (most of the time), unassuming (again, most of the time), Norwegian Lutheran.  I don’t like being an inconvenience […]

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