Daily Verse – Downcast, Disturbed, and Praising.

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God. Psalms 42:11 NIVUK I think we can all agree that life over the last couple of years has been a bit more stressful than usual. Careers, Covid, and… Continue reading Daily Verse – Downcast, Disturbed, and Praising.

Daily Verse – In the House!

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalms 23:6 NIVUK Psalm 23 is familiar to most people, believers or not. The view of God as a shepherd is an image which Jesus repeats and expands upon… Continue reading Daily Verse – In the House!

Daily Verse – Endurance, Encouragement, Hope.

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4 NIVUK There are more opinions and points of view in the world now than there has ever been. News outlets and social… Continue reading Daily Verse – Endurance, Encouragement, Hope.

Daily Verse – Taste and See.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalms 34:8 NIVUK One of the greatest first lines in a novel is reputed to be in George Orwell's 1984 - 'The clocks struck Thirteen'. Our verse today may not be the beginning of the chapter but this… Continue reading Daily Verse – Taste and See.

Daily Verse – Trouble and Delivery.

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; Psalms 34:19 We used to have to deal with postage and packing. Now it is mostly subscriptions and delivery. There were, and can be, problems with both systems. Most of the time it isn't our fault. In today's Psalm we… Continue reading Daily Verse – Trouble and Delivery.

Daily Verse – Fear and Confidence.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalms 56:3 NIVUK When I am afraid. The writer of this Psalm isn't overconfident and says 'if' I am afraid. He acknowledges that we often feel afraid. Remember this was David who slew the giant Goliath, when he was little more than a teenager. The… Continue reading Daily Verse – Fear and Confidence.

Daily Verse – Gladness and Singing.

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Psalms 100:2 NIVUK The Hebrew word translated here as ‘worship’ - ‘iḇ·ḏū - is more correctly ‘to serve’ - to be linked together in a close bond. We are to be bonded to serve God with gladness - bə·śim·ḥāh - with pleasure, rejoicing, joyfulness. King… Continue reading Daily Verse – Gladness and Singing.

Daily Verse – Psalm 105:1

Hallelujah! Thank God ! Pray to him by name! Psalm 105:1 MSG Depending on which translation you are reading from the phrase here 'thank God' could be written as 'Praise God'. The Greek phrase hō·w·ḏū allows for both thank and praise. 'Thank God' seems easier to do in your everyday life - 'Praise God' conjures images… Continue reading Daily Verse – Psalm 105:1

Daily Verse – Psalm 119:11

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalms 119:11 NIVUK When we hide something we normally do so to keep it a secret. Good or bad. We don't want others to know, so we can surprise them or because we understand they would think poorly of us.… Continue reading Daily Verse – Psalm 119:11

Daily Verse – Psalm 35:7

You Version Commit to Yahweh your way. Commit - gōl - yourself in Psalm 22, your way here in Psalm 37, and your works in Proverbs 16:3. These are the only three occurrences of gōl in the O.T. All three seem appropriate. Commit to God, yourself, the way you are in life, and the works… Continue reading Daily Verse – Psalm 35:7