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May 2017

Integrity
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Integrity

Psalm 41 (the end of Book I) David is seriously ill and praying for mercy and healing. But that is not what strikes me here. Two things jump out. First: David is betrayed by an extremely close friend, maybe a longtime friendship sealed with a covenant. I see the immediate…

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MY God. I Desire to Do Your Will. Thank You.
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MY God. I Desire to Do Your Will. Thank You.

Psalm 40 Apparently, I like and have read this Psalm before. My Bible has extensive notes written on it. (See the image.) And having read it again, I can definitely see why. So much here. David starts with patience.  Not always an easy thing to do. The Bible abounds with…

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Joy, Just Joy
Joy

Joy, Just Joy

Two days in a row. Psalm 38-39 has no joy. David is pleading his case to God. But he is pleading ONLY to God. He is not taking his complaints public. He doesn’t want others to gloat over his weakness or to in anyway make God look bad. David knows…

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Delight yourself in the Lord
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Delight yourself in the Lord

God has been good to me. Even though I have struggled mightily to do a daily Bible study and failed miserably. This public blog is supposed to help me stay on task more. And then I go two weeks without cracking the Bible. I will continue to strive to improve….

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