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4/9/2016 pm Psalm 10: “A Father to the Fatherless”

“Father of the fatherless” One of the less well known titles of God. But a very important idea in scripture. In the law, we are commanded not to take advantage of the widow or the fatherless – Ex 22:22,24. Why? Because (Deut 10:18,19 – a very relevant reminder!). Deut 14:29 reminds us that we have…

21/8/16 pm Psalm 9

Psalm 9 Psalm 9 often taken together with Psalm 10 – but I’m not going to. Half of an acrostic My Duty: 1. To witness – declaring what God has done, out loud and in public. Vv1,2,11,14. This Psalm (which is almost a compilation, a sort of ‘best hits’ Psalm) repeatedly seems to be declaring…

17/7/2016 pm Psalm 5

Let’s take this Psalm to pieces – you can do this with me now. Vv1&2 – a repeated request for God to hear the prayer of the Psalmist. A summary of what the Psalm is about. V3 – I’m going to pray, and wait to hear. V4-6 – the character of God which prompts the…

3/7/2016 pm Psalm 4

Psalm 4 A Psalm written in a time when something has gone wrong, and people are dissatisfied and turning to gods who offer the prospect of ‘more’ Maybe some sort of national calamity. Certainly seems to be connected with prosperity, but (reading between the lines) seems to be that people who have enough want their…

26/6/2016 pm Psalm 3

Psalm 3 – the protection of God: So tempting to turn this into a bland, condition-free promise of God’s protection. And quite a few people I’ve been speaking to over the last few days have been looking for that -’God’s in control; it’ll turn out OK in the end.’ No such promise: if there were,…