Tag Archives: God’s promises

Galatians 3:15-25 — What the law is and isn’t. What the law does and doesn’t do.

A lot of times, people look at the ten commandments and other laws that God gave in the Old Testament and they think, “This is what makes us righteous in God’s eyes.  If I want to have eternal life, I … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 1:18-22 — Why we can have confidence in God

Sometimes, in the midst of trials, it can be easy to lose confidence in God.  One wonders if Paul ever came close to doing so, when he and his companions “were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, … Continue reading

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Psalm 132 — The God who is faithful to his promises

This is an interesting psalm.  It starts with a prayer to God, and it ends with his answer.  I don’t know of many psalms offhand that are like this. This is one of the last songs of ascent, and as … Continue reading

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Psalm 119:81-96 — Where we put our hope

And so we hit the halfway point of this psalm. I love the psalmist’s words to open this section. My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.  (81) Sometimes we go … Continue reading

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Psalm 119: 41-64 — The word that brings freedom and comfort

The love that the writer has for God’s word really strikes me as I go through this psalm.  So many people take God’s word as something that binds.  Namely, something that takes away our freedom to enjoy life.  “Do this, … Continue reading

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Psalm 89 — The God who never fails

After such a depressing psalm in Psalm 88, Psalm 89 starts off on a much brighter note.  Nevertheless, it too was also written in a time of trouble. The psalmist starts by singing, I will sing of the Lord’s great love … Continue reading

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Isaiah 40:1-8 — Preparing our hearts for God

And so we begin the New Testament.  Well, kind of.  It has been pointed out that the book of Isaiah itself is kind of a Reader’s Digest version of the whole Bible. Like the Bible, it’s divided into 66 parts.  … Continue reading

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