Psalm 19

Psalm 19

   For the director of music. A psalm of David.

 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; 
   the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 
2 Day after day they pour forth speech; 
   night after night they display knowledge. 
3 There is no speech or language 
   where their voice is not heard. 
4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, 
   their words to the ends of the world.

   In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, 
 5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, 
   like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 
6 It rises at one end of the heavens 
   and makes its circuit to the other; 
   nothing is hidden from its heat.

 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, 
   reviving the soul. 
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, 
   making wise the simple. 
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, 
   giving joy to the heart. 
The commands of the LORD are radiant, 
   giving light to the eyes. 
9 The fear of the LORD is pure, 
   enduring forever. 
The ordinances of the LORD are sure 
   and altogether righteous. 
10 They are more precious than gold, 
   than much pure gold; 
they are sweeter than honey, 
   than honey from the comb. 
11 By them is your servant warned; 
   in keeping them there is great reward.

 12 Who can discern his errors? 
   Forgive my hidden faults. 
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; 
   may they not rule over me. 
Then will I be blameless, 
   innocent of great transgression.

 14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart 
   be pleasing in your sight, 
   O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

From: New International Version, 1984

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What’s So Good About Good Friday Anyway?

I can’t resist reblogging another post from a young “cat lover” on the topic of Good Friday (which is today, by the way). This sure beats me trying to write one (and I’m beginning to really like reblogging other people’s blog posts!!!). Anyway, this is really good and I hope you take the time to read it. Thanks, CuriousCatLady! ~Sara’s Musings @

I Like Cats

Most people have asked this at some point… The answer normally being some generic story about Jesus dying for our sins – what does that even mean? Are you seriously telling me that Good Friday makes any difference to us in this day and age? Get real.


I’ll try to make my answer as concise as possible. As spoken about in a previous post, there is a problem with the human heart, the cancer of the human race that is ‘sin’. None of us are perfect, but is that really such a problem? It’s fair to say we tend to agree on what is wrong, but differ on what wrongs are excusable. That time I let my friend down, that lie I told, all those times when I put myself first… Surely God can let me off?


But what happens when someone does something against you, your…

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My Struggle With Good Friday

This reblogged post (see below) from Our Life On The Border should give us pause for reflection on this Good Friday. ~Sara’s Musings @

Beyond Borders

I’ve always struggled some with the darkness of Good Friday. I mean, it’s a super important day in remembering the death of Christ for our sins. Without the cross there would be no resurrection, and as Paul says, if the resurrection is not true we should be pitied.

“For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.”

—1 Corinthians 15:16-19

My problem with Good Friday isn’t the significance of what we celebrate, but it’s a dark day. Christ had to suffer God’s wrath on the cross. He bore our iniquities. It’s a brutal day. The movie The Passion of Christ, somewhat captures the brutality that Christ endured. If it weren’t for the resurrection maybe Good Friday would be the worst day in history. It surely is the worst as far as man’s sin sinking to its lowest in crucifying the son of God.

The best thing about Good Friday is knowing that Sunday…

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