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Mar 6, 2011

Psalm 27

Today’s Reading is Psalm 27. This time for real.
Traditionally many Psalms are ascribed to King David. As is Hebrew custom I want to shake that concept up a little by looking at one single letter: ל (Lamed).
Most English Bible translations have a heading to them that sounds somewhat like “Of David”.
Yet לְדָוִד actually means “To David”.
Nobody would argue King James actually worked on a Bible Translation but he ordered it to be undertaken and then it was presented to him. How is David any different? The great King of your time gets all the honor. Whose bread I eat his song I sing – that’s the way life is.

Mar 6, 2011

Psalm 34

Today’s Reading is Psalm 34.
Torah Ark
The Psalter is often referred to as “Israel’s Hymnal”. Today’s Psalm is pretty important for liturgical use:
– Verse 4 is recited when the Torah scroll is taken out of the ark.
– Verse 14 is part of the closing paragraph of the Shmoneh Esreh.

Mar 5, 2011

Psalm 33

Today’s Reading is Psalm 33.
I sure hope this is not the only path to heaven:
“Give thanks to the LORD with harps, sing to him with stringed instruments. Sing a new song to him, play the harp with skill, and shout for joy!”
My musical skills are limited to using a radio, CD player and ipod. Does that mean my worship is not true? I don’t hope so.

Mar 4, 2011

Psalm 32

Today’s Reading is Psalm 32.
It is one of the seven Psalms of Confession, which are specially expressive of sorrow for sin. It is one of the original Confession Apps if you will. How do you examine your conscience?
Confession App