Of Gods and Kings (Psalm 21, Weekly Word)

Read Psalm 21` This is a Psalm from King David, celebrating the strength of God and all God has done for him.  When I read this in light of Jesus, I admit I have trouble with it.  I mean, every successful king, or political leader, throughout history has credited some god or God for his … Continue reading Of Gods and Kings (Psalm 21, Weekly Word)

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Peace AND Enemies? (Psalm 23, Weekly Word!)

I've slacked off in my reflections on Psalms the last few weeks.  I am skipping Psalm 22 since I did that one around Easter (and after I finished writing this, I realized I accidentally skipped 21...whoops!). Read Psalm 23 Psalm 23 may be the most well known of all the Psalms.  We have the beautiful … Continue reading Peace AND Enemies? (Psalm 23, Weekly Word!)

Life’s a Journey…Psalm 15 (Weekly Word)

 Psalm 15 1 Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?     Who may live on your holy mountain? 2 The one whose walk is blameless,     who does what is righteous,     who speaks the truth from their heart; 3 whose tongue utters no slander,     who does no wrong to a neighbor,     and casts no slur on others; 4 who despises … Continue reading Life’s a Journey…Psalm 15 (Weekly Word)

The Fool and Getting Away With It – Psalm 14 (Weekly Word)

Read Psalm 14 The fool says in his heart,     “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;     there is no one who does good. Psalm 14 begins with this declaration that appears rather confrontational.  Calling people "fools" is not the best way to get them to listen to your point of view.  … Continue reading The Fool and Getting Away With It – Psalm 14 (Weekly Word)