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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 45

Not every single word of the Bible is written expressly for and about God. Well, that didn’t come out just right. I mean, … just take this psalm, for instance: it is a love song “praising” a king and his bride-to-be, a wedding song, most likely. And I put “praising” in quotes because we don’t… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 45

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 44

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t thought about what all the Israelites went through to get to where we are in today’s psalm in a long time. Granted, the text is a bit vague, but we sorta kinda know from smart people before us that these pages probably were written in King David’s… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 44

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 43

The Sons of Korah (again, not the Australian rock band) can pen a beat,huh? Just kidding. I found these words to be super horrible song lyrics. They probably, however, could be turned into a tear-jerking country tune if one had a hankering to do so. That will not be me, but sometimes the best songs… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 43

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 42

Guess what. We’re almost 1/3 of the way through the Book of Psalms! And today marks the beginning of what is subtitled “Book Two.” Many of these opening psalms, like today’s reading, are attributed to the Sons of Korah, not the Australian band, but rather the ancestors of the guy who got swallowed up way… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 42

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 41

King David wasn’t poor by monetary standards. Yet, when I started reading this psalm, I related the very first line to wealth and prosperity. And while I get the feeling that David’s “poorness” in this psalm refers more to a “poor” state of health than a wallet, I’m still going to talk about not having… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 41

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 40

“Now that you have made me listen. I finally understand - you don’t require burnt offerings or sin offerings. ‘Then I said, “Look, I have come (v. 6-7).”’” “Look, I have come.” I’m just going to leave that here for today’s reading. Sum it up: I waited for You to help me,And as always, You… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 40

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 39

Watching something completely unravel is maddening. We try to patch it up along the way, but another end breaks loose, and then another, and then another, until finally we just throw up our hands and say, “I can’t fix this!” That’s our lives sometimes, in a nutshell, and that’s just about where King David is… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 39

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 38

Today’s psalm sounds much like the words of dear Job, who we are reading about in another study. But these aren’t Job’s words. These are King David’s words, and by scholars’ calculations, they were penned and uttered years and years after Job cried out to God in much the same way. Today’s words also reminded… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 38

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 37

We all have our own personal lists of dos and don’ts. We can think of them as our standards, and some of our standards will be very similar, and some of them will be alien nations apart. David, however, uses a whole bunch of words today to point out that we really only need two… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 37

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 36

I think we’ve all heard the expression, “His intentions were good.” It’s a pretty self-explanatory saying, not some weird idiom that only makes sense in one language. And since we all can relate to the phrase, we also can relate to the fact that David is describing the opposite of that in his opening stanzas.… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 36