You have found a daily podcast based on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134).
They are designed to help our hearts and minds being a healthy place while the Covid 19 virus does its worst.
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1–4 NIV11)
Each day we will meditate on a verse or two from these wonderful Psalms as we make our pilgrimage from confusion to hope, pain to peace, anxiety to joy.
We are in a ‘crooked’ world, Phil 2:14-16, and we can be influenced by it like the people Paul talks about in 1 Tim 1:18-20. Is the Psalmist referring to people who are His, but who turn away? “Defection requires a deliberate, sustained and determined act of rejection.” Peterson, Obedience, 90. We may be influenced, but we do not have to give in.
Peace comes – but not by way of compromise. It comes by faith, trust, prayer and the way of righteousness.
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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)
God bless, Malcolm
PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John