Question: In Psalm 27:4 and others when it states the beauty of the Lord, what do you think of?  There are several different ways, I think, to look at this and I wanted someone else’s’ opinion to help me. Thank you. Answer: “One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: that…

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Question: I recently came across a section of the Psalms that concerned me.  Psalms 119:113 says in the KJV, “I hate vain thoughts, but thy law do I love.”  Doing a Google search for the phrase “vain thoughts,” I came across a few articles, mostly from British writers of the eighteenth century, that asserted that…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: John 10:22-38   I.         Many times Jesus faced a mob set to stone him for his words.             A.        In our reading, the thing which upset them was Jesus’ claim to be the Son of God.             B.        They understood that this was not a light claim, but one of a direct relationship. They realized…

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Question: Can you help me with the meaning of Psalms 56:8, especially the part “tears into thy bottle?” Answer: “You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?” (Psalm 56:8). Each phrase is a reference to God remembering or recording what has happened to David. This particular Psalm,…

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Question: Could you explain the difference between the NIV and the rest of the versions concerning Psalms 51:5? In detail, if you can. The NIV seems to be saying we are born sinful, while the rest indicates we are born into a sinful world. I understand the difference but I have a hard time explaining…

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Question: I have an interesting question. In the NIV it says. they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them. Psalm 104:8 NIV But in another version it says Mountains rose and valleys sank to the levels you decreed. Psalm 104:8 NLT Do they mean the…

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Question: Recently, I heard a preacher say that “most of the Psalms were written during the time of II Samuel”. If so, what verification do we have of that? Answer: Most of the Psalms were written by David, whose life is covered in II Samuel. Another author, Asaph, who wrote twelve of the Psalms, was…

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