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Weekly Review: Your View of God Matters

Many of the psalms lack the internal evidence required to pinpoint their historical context. Therefore, the editors of the One Year Chronological Bible lump most of these psalms together. They all, however, do share the common thread of David’s psalms, that of a Sovereign God who acts with justice and mercy. Throughout these psalms both […]

The God of Jacob

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 19 Numerous times throughout the Psalms the Psalmist refers to God as “the God of Jacob.” Why not “the God of Abraham” or “the God of Isaac”? Numerous chapters of the book of Genesis cover Jacob’s 136 years, chronicling the beginning of his life in utero […]

Assessing the Wicked and their Wealth

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 17 Prosperity, possessions, and position often “pad the nests” of the wealthy and prevent them from experiencing the struggles faced by those without such advantages. The writer of Psalm 73 finds himself struggling with envy as he compares his circumstances with those of the wicked who […]

Weekly Review: Good Emotional Health

A control-freak employer creates an unhealthy workplace. In the same way, negative emotions, like anger, grief, or rejection, are control-freaks who delight to take charge and boss people around. Emotions are reactionary—both good and bad. When partnered with truth, they are liberated to express joy, excitement, confidence, and peace; but, when partnered with half-truths and […]

God-awareness

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 15 The only peace some people experience is the temporary “numbness” that comes from a prescription or liquor bottle. David experiences peace—God-initiated peace—in the midst of life’s turmoil. How? David lives with an awareness of God’s presence. He knows that God knows him. Knows his past. […]