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The Lord Is Your Keeper

I lift up my eyes to the hills.         From where does my help come?      My help comes from the LORD,         who made heaven and earth.       He will not let your foot be moved;         he who keeps you will not slumber.      Behold, he who keeps Israel         will neither … Continue reading

Pleasant Places

The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;     you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;     indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;     in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me; … Continue reading

Scripture & Commentary

Phil. 4:6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Paul echoes Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount … Continue reading

The Lord Is Your Keeper

Ps.121:1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 … Continue reading

The Lord Is

Last night Matt read Psalm 23. I have had this Psalm memorized since I was a child. It’s so familiar that, sadly, I do not meditate on it or read it often. But, as Matt read it out loud, it came alive. Especially since we had just finished singing The Lord Is off of the … Continue reading

Fear & Blessing

Deuteronomy 14:22 “You shall tithe all the yield of your seed that comes from the field year by year. 23 And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and … Continue reading

Peace

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world give do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. Jn 14:27 The expression peace (Hb. shalom) had a much richer connotation that the English word does since it conveyed not merely the … Continue reading

Faith

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Heb. 11:1 assurance. Greek hypostasis, also translated “confidence” (3:14). hoped for. On hope, see 3:6; 6:11, 18; 7:19; 10:23. conviction of things not seen. By defining faith (Gk. pistis) as “assurance” and “conviction,” the author indicates that biblical … Continue reading

Eternal Nature of God

“Are you not from Everlasting, O Lord my God, my Holy One? We shall not die…” Hab. 1:12a “Habakkuk grounds His confidence in God’s future for his people in the eternal nature of God.” – ESVSB Habakkuk’s confidence was not based in what He could see (what he saw was nothing but evil). It wasn’t … Continue reading