Samuel Butler & the Psalms On Being Right

"From a worldly point of view there is no mistake so great as that of being always right."—SAMUEL BUTLER, 17th-century British satiristSamuel Butler, (baptized February 8, 1612, Strensham,Worcestershire, England—died September 25, 1680, London) was an English  poet and satirist.  He is most famous as the author of Hudibras, the most memorable burlesque poem in the …

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Walk by Faith, Not by Sight

If ever' we as farmers in South Africa needed  to operate by faith,it is now. Faith,says Hebrews 11 "is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen". Psalm 27:1 contains this exuberant declaration of faith by David: "The Lord is my light and my salvation; “The Lord is the strength of …

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Most Powerful Prayers, #99 Battered down

The Scene:  The Psalmist, sick & weary complains of Enemies and False Friends.    Psalms xxxv: 10  But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up , that I may requite them.    11 By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. Of course the word …

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Most Powerful Prayers #78 Doves Cry

This prayer is based on the thanks from King Hezekiah, King David's heir, who had been very ill  &  was stricken with a terminal illness. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz visited him and told him, “This is what the Lord says, ‘Give instructions to your household, for you are about to die; you will not get …

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Most Powerful Prayers # 59, God Listens

19 But surely God has heard me;     He has paid attention to the urgency of my request. 20 May the True God be blessed,     for He did not turn away from my prayer     nor did He hold back His loyal love from me.                             …

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Moab … the hat

Moab, n. [‘ A kind of hat shaped like a turban.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈməʊab/,  U.S. /ˈmoʊæb/ Etymology:Humorously < the name of Moab (see Moabite adj. and n.) occurring in the biblical phrase ‘Moab is my washpot’ (Psalm 60:8 and 108:9, where David compares the subjugated nation of Moab to a vessel used for washing the feet). In sense 1 with reference to the pot-like shape of …

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Psalm 53 v. 4, On Ignorance

  “Are these evildoers ignorant? They live by robbing my people, and they never pray to me.”    I saw this on a site today and thought I would share it…I am so overwhelmed with work that I am behind in my posts, responding to comments and “likes” as well as most everything else.  Hopefully …

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Jesus is praised by the Children

Jesus is praised by the children, right after he curses the merchandise market at the Temple, an interesting comparison of the old and jaded vs the young and pure. 14 The blind and the crippled came to him in the Temple, and he healed them. 15 And the chief priests and the teachers of the …

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There is no HELL…Psalm ix.17

Speaking to my sister Jenny this past weekend, she was in a furor over Psalm ix verse 17.In the New International Version and the American Revised Standard say: 17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God. The Amplified OTOH, says this. 17 The wicked shall be turned back [headlong into …

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