Psalms

Psalm 91: Providential Protection

Psalm 91 is a most beloved Biblical passage.  Millions of pilgrims have found strength and guidance through Moses’ inspired words. Providential Protection Psalm 91 Provident is defined as “making provision for the future.” Providence is understood as “divine guidance or care.” PROVIDENCE is a name for God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human …

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Psalms: The way of the righteous and the way of the wicked (part 3)

“The language of righteousness and talk of the righteous and the wicked is almost completely missing in contemporary religious life. This may be due to the assumption that the use of words such as righteous and wicked lead inevitably to narrow judgmental attitudes of the sort the Pharisees displayed (Mt. 23:13-28). To be sure, such …

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Psalms: Introduction to Psalm 1

Last session we learned to consider the ebb and flow of our lives through three movements.   “Our life of faith consists in moving with God in terms of: Being securely oriented; Being painfully disoriented; and Being surprisingly reoriented.” Praying the Psalms, Walter Brueggemann, page 2 Being securely oriented Being painfully disoriented Being surprisingly reoriented …

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