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Let us sing praise (James 5:13)

As today is Thanksgiving in the States (as I write this, anyway), James words struck me as I read them. Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone cheerful? He should sing praises. I think most people are … Continue reading

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Psalm 134 — Maintaining a heart of worship

This is the last of the song of ascents, and it has been conjectured that it was sung after the pilgrimage to the temple in Jerusalem had been made, and the people were ready to go home. And as they … Continue reading

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Psalm 75 — When justice finally comes

Whenever I look at this psalm, I can’t help but sing to myself the old chorus based on this psalm. We give thanks to thee O Lord, we give thanks. For thy name is near, Thy wondrous works men declare. … Continue reading

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Psalm 108 — Remembering our times of victory

We’re taking a brief jump to Psalm 108, basically because it’s a combination of Psalms 57 and 60.  Verses 1-5 come from the latter part of Psalm 57 while verses 6-13 come from the latter part of Psalm 60. Whether … Continue reading

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Psalm 9 — The God who is just

If there is one theme in this passage, it’s God’s justice. David says of God, You have sat on your throne, judging righteously.  (4) And again, He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.  … Continue reading

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Esther 9 — Celebrating God’s goodness

Feasting.  Joy.  Celebration.  These are words you see again and again in this chapter.  After the Jews succeeded in defending themselves against their enemies, they celebrated their salvation. Not only that, but Mordecai and Esther started the first annual celebration … Continue reading

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