Posts Tagged Righteousness

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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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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First Impressions of Psalm 7

Psalm 7 Theme Psalm 7 is bookended by two amazing verses.  “O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge,” is the first half of verse one.  Then, David closes with “I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, […]

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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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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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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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