Blog Posts from July 2017

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Psalm 32. The blessings of repentance

by slpcenglish

30 July – 5 August 2017. Psalm 32 (click to read). One thing that surprised me when I first started teaching in Taiwan was just how quiet the students are. In class it’s always difficult to get students to share their ideas or even ask questions. When I spoke to another professor about this, he told […]

Psalm 23. Carried home by God

by slpcenglish

23–29 July 2017. Psalm 23 (click to read). In the Old Testament, it was common to describe both God and kings as shepherds. This was a good reminder that God was the one who guided all Israel, and the one who cared for the whole nation. The king also took on this role as shepherd, […]

Psalm 17. The best revenge

by slpcenglish

16–22 July 2017. Psalm 17 (click to read). When people hurt us and say mean things about us, it’s only natural for us to want revenge. Straight away we start to think of things we can do or words we can say to hurt them even more than they hurt us. In Psalm 17, the […]

Psalm 11. Selling fear or trusting God?

by slpcenglish

9–15 July 2017. Psalm 11 (click to read). Every day it seems like tabloid newspapers are declaring the end of the world. Every day there’s some new enemy and some new reason for people to live in fear. One day it’s evil immigrants and foreigners taking over the country, another day it’s gay people destroying […]

Psalm 4. Trusting God with my life

by slpcenglish

2–8 July 2017. Psalm 4 (click to read). Most of us like to think that we don’t care what other people say about us. But that’s rarely true. When people speak badly about us, when they lie or gossip about us, we do care and it really hurts. Often evil words hurt us much more […]