Margin notes: Repentance that makes a difference

Psalm 51:10–12 (ESV) — 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me … Continue reading

Margin notes: Why am I downcast?

Psalm 42:11 – Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. This short Psalm has been a refuge … Continue reading

Margin notes: Psalm 40 – a “DOING” God

Ps 40:1–4 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my … Continue reading

Margin notes: David’s epitaph

Ps 30:1–3 (NET)  I will praise you, O Lord, for you lifted me up, and did not allow my enemies to gloat over me. 30:2 O Lord my God, I cried out to you and you healed me. 30:3 O … Continue reading

Margin notes: How to get back at your enemies – Biblically

1 Peter 3:8–9 (ESV) — 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were … Continue reading

Margin notes: Joy in Trials

James 1:2–5 (ESV) — 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you … Continue reading

Margin notes: Living blessed.

Psalm 32:1–3 (ESV) — 1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 For when … Continue reading