Blog Posts from February 2015

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Psalm 51. Amazing Grace!

by slpcenglish

22–28 February 2015. Psalm 51 (click to read). Psalm 51 is so important, not only in the Old Testament but also in the life of the church. This text, with its cries for God’s mercy and forgiveness, and its deep sense of our sinfulness, is one we often use during our Lent services, especially to […]

Psalm 44. Rise up and help us, God!

by slpcenglish

15–22 February 2015. Psalm 44 (Click to read). Today’s psalm is really unique because it belongs to the “protest literature” of the Old Testament. We know that the Israelites suffered a lot in their ancient history, that they were often defeated by others, and the people were carried off into exile. Many prophets said that […]

Ps 37:23–40. Real Success

by slpcenglish

8–14 February 2015. Psalm 37:23–40 (click to read). Probably one of the most confusing and troubling things for people of faith is when we see others using wickedness and injustice, rejecting God and his ways, and then still seeming to succeed in life! What’s going on? Why do the wicked do so well? And why […]

Psalm 31. Who Do We Trust?

by slpcenglish

1–7 February 2015. Psalm 31 (Click to read). In Luke 23:46, Jesus prays the words of Psalm 31 as his final prayer: “Into your hands I commit my spirit” (v.5). For Christians, this whole psalm is a good reminder to us that we can place our whole lives into God’s hands. The writer tells us […]