Posts Tagged Wrath of God

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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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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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 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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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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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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God Responds to His Enemies – Psalm 2:4-6

Psalm 2:4-6 (For the first installment on this psalm, click here) First Impressions David moves from the planned opposition of God’s enemies to God’s personal response to all of their plans.  His response should be encouraging to believers everywhere and utterly terrifying to His enemies. What does God do in response to the plans of those […]

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