The Lord Looks at the Heart

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“When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, ‘Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.’

But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.

Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’”

 

I Samuel 16: 6, 7

    

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His Love Endures Forever

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“Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments,

they raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang,

‘He is good, his love endures forever.’

Then the temple of the Lord was filled

with a cloud, and the priests could not perform

their service because of the cloud,

for the glory of the Lord

filled the temple

of God.”

 

2 Chronicles 5: 13b, 14

     

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Be My Rock of Refuge

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“In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame.

Rescue me and deliver me in your righteousness;

turn your ear to me and save me.

Be my rock of refuge,

to which I can always go;

give the command to save me,

for you are my rock

and my fortress.”

 

Psalm 71: 1-3

      

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In God We Make Our Boast

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“I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory;

but you give us victory over our enemies,

you put our adversaries to shame.

In God we make our boast

all day long, and we will praise

your name

forever.”

    

Psalm 44: 6-8

    

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The Old Testament – Our Roots

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“Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.”

Psalm 119:89

   

As you know I have named this site after following the Psalms. I also quote a great deal from Proverbs, and from other places in the Bible, including once in a while, a quote from the New Testament. But why? There are several reasons.

First there are a great many sites that are much more Christian than my own. The Gospel is presented in so many beautiful ways. I wanted this one to be different, and to dig a little deeper into our roots.

When Jesus quoted Scriptures, he quoted from scrolls that we now call the Old Testament, including from the Psalms. I think it’s a shame that some, without realizing it, simply disregard, or mentally throw away, this portion of Scriptures.

And I’m not good at ministering to Christians, I don’t think I ever have been. I do know that the Psalms have a special place in the hearts of many different kinds of people. Jews, Sikhs, Muslims, and people with no faith love the Psalms, and the wisdom of Proverbs.

So those are the reasons this site is unique.

Thank you for reading!

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