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Psalm 17

In Ancient Near Eastern feudalism, one would present before the sovereign emperor a petition against injustice. The natural assumption is not that the Lord doesn’t know, but that He won’t necessarily act if you think you can handle it. 373 more words

Oppression

Psalm 16

In the Hebrew mind, the highest good was shalom. More than simple absence of distress or conflict, it was much broader. Perhaps a better term would be “social stability” — a combination of salient factors working together to provide a stable life for the community. 539 more words

Mysticism

A Finished Work

“I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do” (John 17:4). These words were spoken by our Savior at the beginning of His High Priestly prayer.

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Christianity

Psalm 10

As noted before, this continues the acrostic order of the previous psalm. However, in a sort of parallel, while the previous addressed external enemies, this one mourns over internal enemies. 311 more words

Scripture