An Alphabyte of David

Wednesdays: The Psalms
Psalm 34

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Here is another Psalm among David’s “alphabytes.” Each of the twenty-two verses begins with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. What is more, we could single out every one of these verses as a verse for the day. Your spiritual “metal detector” will find gold in every one. Verse 18 I often find on my lips as I seek to bring comfort to those in great suffering.

This is the psalm most often quoted in the New Testament. A familiarity with it over this center day of the last week of the season will show you why. It takes its place along with Isaiah, Paul, and Matthew, who are especially uplifting to the spirit. Linger on verse 5 at the end of the day, as it will link beautifully with the name, Phoebe, that Paul will mention in the last chapter in Romans.

Can you find words from A to Z that would summarize each verse?

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
Blessing Thee, Lord, at all times v. 1
I sought You and You answered v. 4
Seeking and pursuing peace v. 14
You save the crushed in spirit. v. 18

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This is the thirteenth and last week in Pentecost, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Wednesdays are dedicated to the Psalms,
one each week over the three-year cycle.

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