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June 21, 2018

Psalm 18: David's Conquests, God's Humility, Signs of a Living God, and Vengeance on the Wicked

We finish our exploration of Psalm 18 by examining how some of the colorful images of conquest are more than images but reflect events from David's life.  We reflect on God's humility and how He makes us "sound" as He is "sound".  We saw how David perceived the living God by observing God's actions in his life and how we do the same.  We also mused on how Christians understand verses about vengeance upon the wicked.

June 14, 2018

Psalm 18: David's Deliverance, Cherubim, Our Perceptions of God, and Humility

We covered about half of Psalm 18 tonight with an emphasis on understanding specific events in David's life that shape the images in this Psalm along with references to the Exodus.  We read about Cherubim, examine David's musings on how God treats us according to how we are and perceive God, and conclude by discussing the role of humility in exaltation.

June 7, 2018

Psalm 95: Entering God's Rest

We finish our exploration of Psalm 95 tonight focusing on verse 11 and what it means to enter God's rest.  Tangential topics examined include different degrees of sin, the Sabbath, the Millennium rest, and evaluating truth.

May 31, 2018

Psalm 95: Rejoice Before God our Maker and Listen to His Voice

Tonight's study covers most of Psalm 95 including its place in the Divine Office, its context, and its abrupt shift of mood.  We examine the novelty of the view of God as creator of all nature and review the historical background in Exodus and Numbers.  We touch upon the idea of God forgiving sins and at that same time exacting punishment.  Finally, we begin an examination of the use of this psalm in the Book of Hebrews.

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