Monthly Archives: November 2021

Daily email Number 429 – from the Vicar

We move on today to Psalm 41, David praying for mercy when he is seriously ill.However, the Psalm begins with the principle that the one who has regard for the weak (and we presume David is counting himself in this number) … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 428 – from the Vicar

I am planning to do 2 more Psalms this week which will take us to the end of Book 1, so today we will read Psalm 40 together.I heard a really helpful sermon on this when I was up in Keswick this year, and … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 427 – from the Vicar

We move on in our daily journey to Psalm 39, which seems to have some connections with Psalm 38 which we looked at yesterday.But whilst in Psalm 38 sickness has exposed sin and the need for forgiveness, here today in Palm … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 426 – from the Vicar

We move on today to Psalm 38 and our thoughts and emotions are forcibly taken into a different direction (remember there is great variation in the Psalms as there is any hymn or song book) as we come to another penitential (or … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 425 – from the Vicar

We continue with looking at Psalm 37, and today particularly thinking about verses 20 to 40.The themes and the lessons to be learnt are similar to those we saw yesterday when looking at the first half of the Psalm.But, perhaps in this … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 424 – from the Vicar

Our Bible reading today is Psalm 37 verses 1 to 19.  I am splitting the Psalm into 2 because it is quite long, but the split is around the mid-point rather than between any obvious section because the same theme seems to permeate … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 423 – from the Vicar

Our reading from the Bible today is Psalm 36.Here is a prayer for God’s unfailing protection, as Daivd the Psalmist reflects on the godlessness of the wicked and the goodness of God, it is a Psalm of great contrasts.So firstly the godlessness … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 422 – from the Vicar

As promised yesterday, we will read Psalm 35 again, and then I will make some comments.  Thank you to those who responded to my offer yesterday and given me their thoughts, much appreciated.Psalm 35 is one of a handful of what Bible experts … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 421 – from the Vicar

Welcome to Friday.  Our Bible passage today is Psalm 35, which is an interesting if not quite a shocking read.So I’m going to do something slightly different, by just letting you read it for yourself today, and then comment on it … Continue reading

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Daily email Number 420 – from the Vicar

Welcome to Thursday and this morning we move on to Psalm 34.The introductory words tell us that this Psalm was written at a particular point in David’s life, when he pretended to be insane.  You can find this story in 1 Samuel Chapter … Continue reading

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