Tag Archives: Psalms greatest hits

431-One-Hundred Nineteenth: Gimel

“When you hear the term: ‘The commandment of God’ what reaction does it invoke within you? If you are like most people, not much happens.

Today we continue our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest hits with then next section of Psalm 119. This chapter is unique not only in the Psalms but in the whole of Sacred text. It is the center piece the Bible, and if we have the ability to hear it, will reorder every priority in our lives.

Join me now as we compare our experience with God’s voice with that of the Psalmist, and we try to close the gap between them.

419-One Hundred Nineteen-Beth

“What exactly is the Word of God?” Preachers tell us it’s a really old book, but how could it have been such a book, to the authors who wrote about it?

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series “Psalms Greatest Hits” with a look at “Beth”, which is the second letter in the Hebrew alphabet and also the title of the next eight verses of Psalm 119.

Join me now as we slow down, and learn that the Word of God is not a cosmic rule book, but the gift of seeing which must be perceived and practiced within each moment, if it is to be applied for our freedom.

406-One Hundred Nineteenth – Aleph

“What is your immediate, gut reaction if I say I’m going to talk about the commandments of God? Do you feel a sense of inner resistance?

In today’s podcast and post we interrupt our other series to return to our ongoing series entitled “Psalms Greatest Hits” with a look at Psalm 119. Not only is this the longest Psalm but nearly every verse of it talks about the commandments of God.

Join me now as we look at the first eight verses of a chapter that evokes within us either profound indifference or inexplicable love.

393- Fifty First

“Does God get tired of us constantly failing to live from a pure heart?

Let’s face it, every single person, no matter how spiritual they believe themselves to be, is continually sinning. Sure, our sins morph over time to things that are more acceptable, but the heart within us is as the old hymn says: “Prone to wander.”

Today we circle back to our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a visit to one of David’s lowest and darkest periods of life. Join me now as we see beyond everything and follow in his footsteps toward our spiritual restoration from our greatest sins.

379- One Hundred Twenty Seventh

“Do you feel like our world is heading in the right direction? 

This is not merely a political question. It’s much bigger. In today’s podcast and post, I will continue in our series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the 127th Psalm. All of human history has ideas about how our cities and countries should be governed.

Join me now as we compare the trajectory of this simple Psalm to the trajectory of the modern world and test if there is any part of us which is able to see beyond everything.

367- One Hundred Seventeenth

“Do you know what lies behind the shortest chapter in the Bible?

In today’s podcast and post, we continue our series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the 117th Psalm. Not only is this the shortest chapter in the scripture, but it’s placed in the exact center of the whole thing.

Join me now as we read between the lines of a song which has been sung since the 3rd Century BCE, as it invites us to See Beyond Everything.

357-One Hundred Third

“Does God have unconditional love for everyone, or are there actually conditions?

In today’s podcast and post we examine the profound beauty of the One-Hundred and Third Psalm. Is this passage a clinic on the deep theological realities of true nature of God, or is this an insiders experience only? Denominations have been debating this for centuries.

Join me now as we see beyond everything and consider the tension between our humanity and spirituality, and how our failings don’t prevent us from experiencing God as David describes, but are necessary to truly hear these words.

351-Sixty Second

“In a take action world, what good does sitting in silence actually accomplish?”

Today we return to our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the Sixty Second Psalm. In a world where people are constantly stealing, lying, and undermining each other, our survival almost seems to require that we adopt immoral behaviors.

Join me now as we see beyond everything and follow the psalmist’s advice to sit in silence, and to reorder what is truly important, so that all of humanity can regain its footing and create the world for which we all long.

341-The Twenty-Seventh

“Does spiritual awareness really make a difference in our lives?”

Today we return to our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the Twenty Seventh Psalm. In our hurried lives of distraction, it’s common for modern people to ignore, dismiss, or avoid stillness and reflection upon our spiritual condition. This enlarges the amount of emotional pain that we must suppress leaving many of us with a sense of anger or despair just below the surface of our lives.

Join me now as we see beyond everything and follow David’s pointing finger toward the unseen world. We will take a few tips from David and perhaps we can become honest like him and allow all the subterranean reality to bubble to the surface, where we can give it the attention it requires.

330-The Thirtieth

Can you imagine a country which is led by a king or leader who is humble and deeply concerned over his or her failures?”

In today’s podcast and post we return to our ongoing series “Psalms Greatest Hits” with a look at the thirtieth psalm. This psalm was prepared for a large public and even political display and we find no trace of blame, media spin, propaganda, or damage control. Instead, we find a leader who longed for all his people to experience and access the same spiritual awakening as him. Join me now as we examine a short psalm with some powerful and lasting verses, which are needed now more than ever.