The Hope That Does Not Disappoint

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me    and delivered me from all my fears.5 Those who look to him are radiant,    and their faces shall never be ashamed. (Psalm 34:4-5) “Ashamed” here means “disappointed at not finding what was hoped for“. So we can read verse 5 like this: “Those who look to the Lord will never …

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Psalm 1: A Fruit-Bearing Tree

Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree     planted by streams of …

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Psalm 1: Who Is Blessed?

Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:1-2) Who Is Blessed? The word “blessed” used …

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