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Psalm 46:2

Psalm 46:2, ‘…though the earth gives way…’ In Psalm 46, we see that YHWH God Himself is the unshakable refuge for those who have fled to and hidden themselves in Him. To emphasize this point, the Psalmist employs catastrophic language about the earth itself being shattered, the mountains being hurled into the sea, or the …

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Psalm 22:1-2 & 9-10

  Today’s picture is divided into TWO PARTS in order to highlight two different perspectives on the ‘dark night’ of the Christian soul: Part 1 (the darker one) corresponds to Ps.22:1-2; Part 2 (the lighter one) corresponds to Ps.22:9-10.  Picture 1: Ps. 22:1-2, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you …

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Psalm 65:3-4

Psalm 65:3-4

Psalm 65:3-4, “When iniquities prevail against me, you atone [ἱλάσκομαι/כָּפַר] for our transgressions. Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!” Notice the transition into verse 4, “Blessed is the one…” We move almost …

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Psalm 38:1-2, 22

Psalm 38:1-2, 22

  Psalm 38:1-2, “O YHWH, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me…” Psalm 38:22, “Make hast to help me, O Lord, my salvation!” Notice two things from these verses in Psalm 38. First, in verses …

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