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The Structure of Poetry

The Structure of Hebrew Poetry Before we begin to analyze specific Psalms, we need one more post about reading. It would be impossible to properly understand how the language of a Psalm works without some introductory understanding of the structure of Hebrew poetry. Poetry is a feature in many books of the Old Testament, found throughout Job, in Jonah 2, and in many of th...

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An Invitation

The Psalms make up the ancient hymn book of the people of God. The language of the Psalms is rhythmic and its imagery is powerful. However, the Psalms are more than simple songs of devotion. Many books of the Bible provide great detail about the events and theological beliefs of God's people, and although the Psalms do this as well, they stand out among the rest of Scri...

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February Light

Sunday morning, I read Psalm 97:11 "Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart." I get weary of being righteous. For me, going home early on Saturday night so I'm awake for church and kind to people the next morning becomes a profession of faith. Every week, the invitation to stay out late calls. Looking back on this past year, the Every Nation pas...

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