Monthly Archives: July 2015

NUGGETS OF WISDOM

YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING – The compilers of the Psalter, who collected the psalms to be used in the Songs of the Ascent, knew that the pilgrim was not in this for himself; he also needed to account for his … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE – As in the previous psalm, the possibility of some pilgrims being sidetracked and becoming distracted on their journey is addressed again. Only this time, the compilers of the Songs of Ascent wanted to choose a … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

If you’ve ever said you want to know God better or that you want to know more about Him, just remember this: all we know about God is what He has revealed. There is no way to discover something about … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

Sometime ago I heard a new Christian song that went like this: “I am forgiven, I have been given another chance. There’s no condemnation. Your grace is sufficient to cover my past.” An alarm bell immediately went off in my … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

PATRIOTS IN GOD’S KINGDOM – Pilgrims not only faced obstacles and dangerous stretches along the highway on their journey to the Holy City of God, but also had to guard themselves against the possibility of letting the lure of worldly … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

SOMETHING TO LEAN ON – The compilers of the Psalter now select a psalm for the Songs of Ascent that speak of being able to get through periods of persecution, trial, and testing. The pilgrim journey was never guaranteed to … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

GOD’S GUIDING VOICE – The compilers of the Psalter continue to expand their theme of where pilgrims were to look for strength to keep them going. In Psalm 121 they emphasized that looking up to the city on the hill, … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

HE IS MY LORD – Keeping up their theme in Songs of Ascent for pilgrims, the compilers of the Psalter chose this one to reflect the joy of arriving at the Holy Sanctuary after a long and grueling journey; a … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

HE WILL NOT LET ME FALL – The compilers of these Songs of Ascent wanted to provide a psalm that would offer a source of comfort to those pilgrims on their way to the Holy Place where God’s presence dwelt; … Continue reading

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POINTS TO POINDER

Don’t tell me there is no God unless you can prove it. Don’t say it’s just because you can’t see Him. Not when you’ll believe it when someone says they’ve seen a ghost, but you won’t believe someone who says … Continue reading

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