Monthly Archives: August 2015

NUGGETS OF WISDOM

GOD’S FINGERPRINTS SEEN – The compilers of the hymnbook portion of the Psalter wanted to give the pilgrims something with which to praise and worship their Creator. Especially, when their time in the Holy City was coming to an end … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

A DIFFERENT PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The compilers of the Psalter wanted to make sure that before the pilgrims left to return home, they pledged to God their loyalty and dedication as His messengers of good news. They wanted to … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

TELL IT LIKE IT IS – The compilers of this hymn book portion of the Psalter wanted the pilgrims not only to thank the good LORD for what He had done in the past, but to focus on how they … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

TRUST GOD’S WISDOM – Not only did the pilgrims who arrived in the Holy City feel blessed and fortunate to celebrate and worship their One True God, but they also acknowledged that for many of them this was a once-in-a-lifetime … Continue reading

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POINTS TO PONDER

Even before he was born, it was told that he would be someone special. A supernatural being had informed his mother that the child she was about to conceive would not be a mere mortal but would be divine. He … Continue reading

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SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

I entered a hospital room at the cancer center where I served as a chaplain resident, and saw an elderly, white-haired woman sitting on the side of her bed. As I approached her, I smiled and said, “Hi! I’m Chaplain … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

SOMETIMES IT HELPS IF IT HURTS – Every pilgrim knew that going to the Holy City to celebrate and offer God His rightful praise and worship, also involved the need to petition their Heavenly Father for strength and faith to … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

CRYING HELP DOES NOT MEAN YOU’RE HELPLESS – After many pilgrims reached the Holy City and stood in the courts of the Temple on their way to worship the God they served, none of them confessed to being perfect. They … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

STAYING ON COURSE – In order to provide songs for the pilgrims to sing, the compilers of this hymn book for worship chose another psalm of David in which he shares how he wrestled with temptations in life to do … Continue reading

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NUGGETS OF WISDOM

CLOSURE WITH GOD, OR CLOSER TO GOD – Almost every pilgrim that finally made it up to the Holy City and had the privilege of standing in the presence of God Almighty to worship Him and praise Him, knew that … Continue reading

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