Psalm 10

“Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?” —Psalm 10:1

The Scottish Psalter was written anonymously in 1635 and published and appointed for use in worship by the Church of Scotland in 1650. Scripture paraphrases were added in 1781. The Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases was the primary hymnal used by the Church of Scotland through the 19th century. The Scottish Psalter was originally contained in one volume. When the Scripture paraphrases were added in the 18th century, its addition expanded the singular volume.

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Misplaced Trust

“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.” —Psalm 146:3

Ever since the curse that came as a result of Adam’s disobedience, fallen man has tried to work for all he can attain, by “the sweat of thy face” (Genesis 3:19). With regard to salvation (which is translated “help” in our text), fallen man either wants to help himself or trust in the help of other fallen men.

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Psalm 9

“I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.” —Psalm 9:1

The Scottish Psalter was written anonymously in 1635 and published and appointed for use in worship by the Church of Scotland in 1650. Scripture paraphrases were added in 1781. The Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases was the primary hymnal used by the Church of Scotland through the 19th century. The Scottish Psalter was originally contained in one volume. When the Scripture paraphrases were added in the 18th century, its addition expanded the singular volume.

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U.S. Debt Clock

According to www.usdebtclock.org its purpose “is to inform the public of the financial condition of the United States of America…. bringing to the public the most accurate up-to-date debt information possible. The numbers are laid out in such a way to give a complete real-time snapshot of the country’s balance sheet. Although the numbers involved are enormous, it is still easy to see the relative balance between wealth generated and wealth consumed” (online source).

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Psalm 7

“I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.” —Psalm 7:17

The Scottish Psalter was written anonymously in 1635 and published and appointed for use in worship by the Church of Scotland in 1650. Scripture paraphrases were added in 1781. The Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases was the primary hymnal used by the Church of Scotland through the 19th century. The Scottish Psalter was originally contained in one volume. When the Scripture paraphrases were added in the 18th century, its addition expanded the singular volume.

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Being Still

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.” —Psalm 46:10-11

In the past few years there has been an increasing desire to “experience” God. As a result, there has been an increased production of books, videos, and audio recordings instructing the passionate saint on the methods he or she might use to “know God.”

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LORD, What is Man

“LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!” —Psalm 144:3

When you rise in the morning, does the thought of God’s condescending grace overwhelm you? Do you take notice that, except for purposes known only to God, He has freely justified you by grace through faith? Is our waking prayer, “Lord, who am I, that You would desire to know me; that You would count me as faithful as Abraham” (Genesis 15:6; Galatians 3:6), and impute to me Christ’s righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)?”

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