Blog Posts from May 2015

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Psalm 119:153–160. Depend on the Love of God

by slpcenglish

24–30 May 2015. Psalm 119:153–160 (click to read). As Psalm 119 comes to a close, the writer cries out to God, asking for his help. Like the writer, we too know that God loves and cares for us, and that he answers our prayers. But here the writer still reflects an older, Jewish understanding of […]

Psalm 119:97–104. A Law that Protects

by slpcenglish

17–23 May 2015. Psalm 119:97–104 (click to read). Can you believe it? – we are still reading through Ps 119, through this writer’s incredibly long song of praise about the law! How can he love the law so much that he goes on for 176 verses about how great it is! It confuses us, because […]

Psalm 119:41–48. The Courage to Follow God

by slpcenglish

10–16 May 2015. Psalm 119:41–48 (click to read). Psalm 119 offers a beautiful mix of prayer, testimony, and lesson. We listen in on the writer’s call for God’s help. But in his lament the writer also gives witness to God’s faithfulness, his “steadfast love” (v. 41), and he declares his intention to hold true to […]

Psalm 117. Praise the Lord!

by slpcenglish

3–9 May 2015. Psalm 117 (click to read). Even though Psalm 117 is the Bible’s shortest psalm, it deals with an immensely important topic: the universal praise God or, for us Christians, of the Father, Son, and Spirit. This praise must be universal because God is not just the God of tiny Israel; he is […]