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February 2017

5 Joys
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5 Joys, but no title

Psalm 31 This was a hard chapter for me. It never really grabbed me, so I know I will be going to concordance. But first a few thoughts. Verse 19 jumped out a bit for me. How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear…

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Doubt. Correction. Discipline. Arrogance. Mercy. Joy.
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Doubt. Correction. Discipline. Arrogance. Mercy. Joy.

Psalm 30 Doubt. Correction. Discipline. Arrogance. Mercy. Joy. I read this Psalm 5 times and then just sat for a couple of minutes, thinking, before I typed my first word. The first six words above are words I wrote or circled in my Bible during my reading. It sometimes seems…

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The trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord.
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The Trees of the Forest Sing for Joy

Psalm 29 The power of God in a storm. I have always loved loud thunder storms. Even before I was a Christian. Knowing that God is in the biggest, bad-est storms is not a surprise. But I also know that He is in the smallest most delicate wing of a…

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The Joy of Praise
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The Joy of Praise

Psalm 28 A prayer of deliverance. Against conniving forces. Especially those with a false face. And joyful praise at being answered by the Shepherd. I felt the joy coming from David right at the start of verse 6, so it was not much surprise to see the phrase, “my heart…

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Feasting. Joy. Hmmm.
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Feasting. Joy. Hmmm.

Psalm 26 The them, ‘blameless is not sinless.’ A great claim from David, because he definitely had some sins in his past. But he always tried to keep God in front. The Zondervan Study Bible notes on verse 1 say, “Obedience and trust are the two sides of Godliness.” I…

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From Fear to Joy
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From Fear to Joy

Psalm 25 Snow Day. Everyone is home. Great reading today. I really like how this Psalm has a strong sense of asking for guidance from God. To me, verses 4 & 5 drive the whole Psalm. “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth…

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I Stand at the Door and Knock.
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I Stand at The Door and . . .

Psalm 24 I read it 3 times. Not much here for me today on this Psalm. Using the notes at the bottom of the study bible helps me understand it a lot more. I can even see this applying easily to Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and I had the thought…

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The Joy of the Lord is my strength
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The Joy of the Lord is my strength

Psalm 23 Wow. Today’s Bible study took me on a real journey. Far away from my initial reading and then back again. And that’s before I typed a single word. Usually, I type as I go. My study started with a whisper. Psalm 23 is fairly well known and I…

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My God, My God . . .
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My God, My God . . .

Psalm 22 Starts STRONG. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And I am off on a strong bible study. And it initially has nothing to do with my word, Joy. This first sentence is not a cry of despair. Not from David and not from Jesus. It…

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Joy is a Gift from God
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Joy is a gift from God

Psalm 21 Joy is a gift from God. So if we need faith first. If faith is required. If our relationship with God and Jesus begins with faith. If all this leads to Joy. Then joy is a gift from God. And that gift can take many forms. [Break: Life…

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