Psalms 87–89: I Have Cried Out By Day & In The Night

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 30: Wednesday “O LORD, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You. Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry! For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol.” […]

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Psalms 81–83: Worship & Song

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 28: Wednesday Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob. Raise a song, strike the timbrel, The sweet sounding lyre with the harp. Blow the trumpet at the new moon, At the full moon, on our feast day. Psalm 81:1–3 – Wednesday’s […]

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Who Are These Guys?

You may be wondering why I quote men who lived a century of more before us.  It’s certainly not to bore you stiff!  There are numerous reasons I could give you about why it’s worth the effort to read authors who use a different language style and unfamiliar words.  I could say it’s because I […]

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Psalms 3–5: Distress & Deliverance

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 2: Wednesday Mid-week on Wednesday, I turned back to the Psalms.  Today’s reading is Psalm 3–5: David asks for deliverance from foes, relief from distress, and he cries for help because of his foes. Within these Psalms he affirms who God is: Psalm 3: “a shield around me, […]

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Truth In The Heart

John Owen was an English pastor and brilliant Puritan theologian who lived during the 1600s.  He was a contemporary of John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, and labored to have Bunyan released from his imprisonment for preaching without a license.  I’ve quoted Owen in Steerage, Perspicuity and in Songs, because I find his words […]

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