“Psalms of Ascent Series”, Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 182, Psalm 128 v1

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.

The Hebrew word for fear is yare. Its origin comes from words that mean “to tremble” or be “short of breath.” So the word has been used to describe experiences that profoundly take your breath away. When you’re outside and a clap of thunder catches you off-guard, that’s an experience of yare. But so also is experiencing a miracle where God heals someone that everyone else has written off. That can be a yare experience too. This kind of fear recognizes God’s sovereignty over all that is. It’s a “Whoa! This must be a God-thing!” realization in the moment.

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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