Surely Goodness and Mercy

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul;He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;for You are with me;Your rod …

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Some Context for John 6

Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heights; You have done great deeds; O God, who is like You?You who have shown me great distresses and troubles will revive me again,and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You will increase my greatness, and You will encircle and comfort me.Psalm 71:19–21 …

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Storm’s a’Comin’

The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is over many waters.Psalm 29:3 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) From our previous excursion, the mighty ones were giving praise and glory to God. Now, the mood of the psalm changes. Some of …

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Give to the Lord, O Mighty Ones

“Give to the Lord, O mighty ones,give to the Lord glory and strength.Give to the Lord all the glory due His name;worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness.”Clay Hecocks – "His Holiness" I start with a paraphrase of a psalm turned into praise lyrics. This was something we used to sing in church …

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I am a Worm

But I am a worm, and not a man; a reproach of men and despised by the people.Psalm 22:6 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) I love the psalms. For many reasons, yes I love them. There are gems like this verse that give a stark contrast to a fleeting …

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Be Like the God You Worship

Those who make them are like them; so is everyone who trusts in them.Psalm 115:8 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) In the previous discussion, we learned about those who make idols for adoration and worship. They eventually become like them. Their idols can’t see, hear or talk… They have …

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One Becomes Like the God One Worships

Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto Your name give glory, for the sake of Your mercy, and for the sake of Your truth.Psalm 115:1 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) The opening of the psalm is a chorus of worship. The Lord is worthy of it …

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They Have not Known my Ways

For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, and as in the day of Massah in the wilderness, when your fathers tested Me and tried Me, though they had seen My …

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