There is no more painful a wound than the one inflicted by a friend or a loved one. It cuts us to the quick. The website “grammarist.com” describes being “cut to the quick” in this way: “The idiom cut to the quick refers to cutting through the dead parts of something until reaching the living, … Continue reading THE WOUND OF BETRAYAL Psalm 55:12-13
Psalms 6 is another Psalm of David. As I was reading this next chapter, I noticed David is still in the throes of lamenting. He has been lamenting for 6 chapters. He even seems to realize his anguish is ever ongoing. He asks God, "But You, O LORD- How long?" David even begs God to … Continue reading Psalms 6: O Lord, How Long?
Welcome to Psalms Chapter 4, another Psalm of David that has very much the same tone as chapter 3. 4 TO THE CHOIRMASTER: WITH STRINGED INSTRUMENTS. A PSALM OF DAVID. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and … Continue reading Psalms 4: Vain Words and Lies
Photo by Erik Mclean on Pexels.com Psalms 3 is a Psalm of David, written about his flight from his son Absalom, who was seeking to overthrow him as king of Israel, as written in 2 Samuel. Absalom was a handsome and charming manipulator, and through his cunning, we are told in 2 Samuel 15:7, Absalom … Continue reading Psalms 3: A Shield About Me
Photo by Thomas Shockey on Pexels.com Welcome to Chapter 2 of Psalms. ( Follow this series in the "Journey Through the Psalms" category on my blog page. ) In today's current political climate, it is a timely read, as its theme is "wicked rulers". I would encourage you to grab your scriptures and read through … Continue reading Psalms 2: God Laughs at the Plans of Wicked Rulers