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PSALM 96

THE MISSIONARIES’ “NEW SONG” “Oh sing to the Lord a new song: sing to the Lord, all the earth!” Some of us grew up singing a hymn of praise and hope written almost one hundred years ago by J.R. Baxter … Continue reading

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PSALM 90

“TEACH US TO NUMBER OUR DAYS” “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) I regret to inform the readers that some biblical scholars, clergymen, and seminary students do not care … Continue reading

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Psalm 84

FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH “They will go from strength to strength” (Psalm 84:7) It is true that we do not know how much we miss certain things until we are denied the privilege of having them — seeing  the things … Continue reading

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PSALM 73

LEFT THE CHURCH? THINKING OF GOING BACK? The words of Israel’s king David will help put everything into proper perspective. Please read Psalm 73 carefully, then think about these reflections . . . . A New England friend of mine … Continue reading

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PSALM 69

PRAYERS OF A MATURE PERSON Recently my wife, Paula, and I drove along one of Connecticut’s little known roads when suddenly we came upon the Dewey Granby Oak. Actually, we had already passed it when we realized we should turn … Continue reading

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PSALM 55

BETRAYED BY A FRIEND? Please read Psalm 55, underline words that are important to you, then consider these reflections on the psalm. Betrayal is hurtful. “The worst pain in the world goes beyond the physical. Even further beyond any other … Continue reading

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PSALM 39

WHEN GOD’S DISCIPLINE SEEMS UNFAIR The 39th Psalm is one of the most difficult to examine and discuss. With humility I will attempt to share its timeless lessons. There are only 13 verses. Please read this Psalm, underline words that … Continue reading

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PSALM 37

THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS Read Psalm 37, underline the words and phrases you want to remember and consider these reflections: Legend has it that an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent a sentence, to be ever in … Continue reading

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PSALM 28

A DESPERATE MAN WHO PRAISED GOD FOR DELIVERANCE Read all 9 verses of Psalm 28 then consider these reflections. The trials that came upon King David were not common place or trivial. David realized he was in the midst of … Continue reading

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PSALM 31

WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS SAY? Please read Psalm 31 and consider the following reflections: Most people make good neighbors, but some neighbors are difficult to live with.  King David had neighbors who were the difficult kind. They treated David more … Continue reading

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