Psalm 73 – A game of 2 halves

Have you ever felt sorry for yourself? If so it is likely because you feel hard done by. My life shouldn’t be like this. It can make us sad, or discouraged, we can feel self-pity or perhaps just despondent. Sometimes we might think, why do I bother, or what’s the point. Often at the root […]

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C.S.Lewis said, ”The world rings with praise—lovers praising their mistresses, readers their favourite poet, walkers praising the countryside, players praising their favourite game – praise of weather, wines, dishes, actors, motors, horses, colleges, countries, children, flowers, mountains….’ The question is, do God’s people, his children, resound with praise for him? We consider: Why we Praise, […]

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Psalm 78 “Telling the next generation.”

The Bible teaches that in God’s order it is the parents who have primary responsibility for teaching children the truth about God and his will (Deuteronomy 6:4–9; Ephesians 6:4). As we know from reading Deuteronomy 6, a parent is to teach their children about God during their waking hours, as they observe life, as they […]

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Psalm 46 “Our Refuge and Strength”

God is presented immediately in this psalm as ‘our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.’ Amidst a world of difficulty and trial, of violence and war, there is peace and security to be found with God. This is true, yet the challenge remains for Christians to consider whether what is […]

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Psalm 130 “Deliverance from the Depths”

The psalmist writes from the ‘depths.’ His struggle is with sin and yet there is hope. He acknowledges his sin and calls out to God, the only one who can help when sin is our problem. We must learn to do likewise. As the psalmist waits in hope for God to forgive, we come knowing […]

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