Now I Begin,
Now I Begin,
Psalm 41:2-3 Blessed the one concerned for the poor: on a day of misfortune, the Lord delivers him. The Lord keeps and preserves him, makes him blessed in the land, and does not betray him to his enemies. http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/41 Sick, sick, sick. Everywhere, everyone is sick. My own house seems to be engulfuled in a Want More?
Psalms 35:8 Let ruin overtake them unawares; let the snare they have set catch them; let them fall into the pit they have dug. usccb.org When I was toddler teacher I once went to a training that addressed tattle telling. We were instructed to ask the children if in telling on their friend/siblings they were Want More?
Psalm 33:6 By the LORD’s word the heavens were made; by the breath of his mouth all their host. usccb.org How awesome would it be to speak something into being? How amazing is it to breathe life into existence? It is beyond anything that we as humans are capable of. To go from nothing to Want More?
Psalm 16 God The Supreme Good Psalm 16:8 I keep the Lord always before me; with him at my right hand, I shall never be shaken. Bad things happen. You will just be sailing along, everything seemingly alright and then boom! Everything is suddenly not okay. Perhaps you may be one of those people who feels Want More?
Psalm 10: A continuation of Psalm 9, Psalm 10 leads with King David questioning God. 10:1 Why, Lord, do you stand afar and pay no heed in times of trouble? In the second section David offers examples of how the enemies of God seem to flourish in society and find success, while God’s people suffer. Want More?
Psalm 9:10-11 Thanksgiving for Victory and Prayer for Justice: This Psalm has several themes. We see David Praising God in one section, acknowledging God’s justice in another, and once again asking God to strike down the enemies of David. David calls on God to strike down his enemies a lot. There is something to Want More?
Psalm 8:4 and 8:10 Divine Majesty and Human Dignity: I our previous examinations of the Psalms it has been a lot of God strike down my foes and God save me! Me, me, me, me and me. We are going to switch gears for a moment as Psalm 8 praises God! When I see your Want More?
Of Hearts and Minds Psalm 7:10 God the Vindicator: Here we find David calling out to God against his enemies. Cush, the Benjaminite has accused David of some misdeed. David is so sure of his innocence he calls out to God for judgement on himself and his accuser. Let the malice of the wicked end. Want More?
A Powerful Shield Psalm 3:4 Threatened but Trusting: Here is a little background. This Psalm is attributed to David. David has fled from his third son, Absalom. Talk about family drama! Absalom had just recently come back into favor with David. The Little Prince had been hiding out in his maternal grandfather’s kingdom because he Want More?
7:00 am: I open my eyes and immediately awake to dim sunlight outside the window. My brain registers fairly quickly it must be after 6:30 am. Why is that important? It’s not Monday. It’s Sunday. I can sleep in a little while longer. Oh no! It’s Sunday! Not just any Sunday, but Easter Sunday! My serial tendency Want More?