Monthly Archives: April 2013

Conflict: Inside and Out

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 69 (day two) Conflict. Most of us are experts at avoiding it. Some of us are experts at winning in it. All of us face it. We are treated unjustly (69:4). We are insulted (69:7). We are … Continue reading

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Do I pray?

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 69 (day one) “Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. . .Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs on my head. . .But I pray to you, O Lord, … Continue reading

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Heart foolish, heart wise

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 53 (day 7) “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’  They are corrupt, and their ways are vile.”  (vs 1)  They are fools.  People (ancient and modern)  who say that there is no God.  … Continue reading

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Loving God’s people

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 53 (day seven) “Will the evildoers never learn–those who devour my people as men eat bread and who do not call on God?”  (vs 4)  Do you love God’s people?  It is one of the deep questions … Continue reading

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The log in my eye

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 53 (day six) “THEY are corrupt. . .you put THEM to shame.”  (vs 1, 5)  It is an easy mistake to make.  To see clearly the sinfulness in others while missing it (or dismissing it) in ourselves.  Giving ourselves the … Continue reading

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No Fear!

Re: Verse reading – Psalm 53 (Day Four) Unger’s Bible Dictionary says, “In scripture, the ‘fool,’ …, is the person who casts off the fear of God, and thinks and acts as if he could safely disregard the eternal principles … Continue reading

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Bootstraps

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 53 (day three) “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.”  “The universe can and will create itself from nothing” (Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinaw, The Grand Design, 180).  The aforementioned quote from Stephen … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Functional Atheist

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 53 (day two) Over worked, over stressed, always rushing in to save the project, the friend in need, the person in crisis. This is the life of the functional atheist. He serves his church, his family, his work, … Continue reading

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Not even one

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 53 (day one) “There is no one who does good, not even one”  (vs 3)  “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  (Romans 3:23)  It is ultimately a great comfort.  It isn’t just … Continue reading

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Patience and prayer

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 40 (day seven) “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.”  (vs 1)  Both of these assignments come to the believer from God.  We are to be patient!  “Those who WAIT … Continue reading

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