Posts Tagged Righteousness

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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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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The Sweet Embrace – Psalm 2:10-12

Psalm 2:10-12 (For the first three installments on this study of Psalm 2, click here, here, and here) First Impressions The conclusion of this psalm begins with a “therefore”, just as in Psalm 1.  Whereas the “therefore” in Psalm 1 served as a summary statement, the “therefore” in Psalm 2 prescribes the appropriate response to the […]

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The Problem of Persecution – Psalm 2:1-3

Psalm 2:1-3  First Impressions The psalm starts out with a rhetorical question.  The translation note in the NET (New English Translation) Bible reads, “The question is rhetorical. Rather than seeking information, the psalmist expresses his outrage that the nations would have the audacity to rebel against God and his chosen king.”[1]  The psalmist (King David, […]

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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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