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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1892, God's Mercy Not Withheld

This exegetical poem is based on Psalm 40:11-17.

O God, You withhold not Your mercy, —
Your faithfulness preserves me!
     For evil is surrounding,
     and my sins overtaking. 87 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1889, God Blesses Those Who Trust in Him

This exegetical poem is based on Psalm 40:1-5.

I waited for God patiently,
     for He listened to my prayer.
He drew me from sin’s fatality, — 89 more words

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Beckett: Now You Know what the Homebound Suffer

When people ask me, “So, how’ve you been dealing with this whole social distancing thing,” I answer with a simultaneous joking and honest response, “That was literally my life before this all started.” You see, as an introvert, I’m quite proficient at social distancing. 861 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1876, Let Not Evil Cause You Worry

This exegetical poem is based on Psalm 37:1-11.

Let not evildoers cause you worry;
     do not envy evil’s prosperity.
They shall soon fade in a hurry… 159 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1873, Rise for My Justification

This exegetical poem is based on Psalm 35:11-28.

False witnesses rise up
     and accuse me of disrepute.
Evil is their lineup;
     my soul is destitute. 213 more words

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Beckett: Poetry - No. 1865, The Lord's Omnipotence

This exegetical poem is based on Psalm 33:10-17.

The Lord brings the collapse of nations;
He disrupts their operations.
     The Lord Himself remains forever; 91 more words

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Communion in a time of COVID-19

“Pastor, I’m really missing communion too,” she said to me. (The ‘too’ is because I had just been grumping about it.) “I’m thinking of making bread at home and gathering my boys around me and just doing it. 2,314 more words

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