Apr 7, 2019
In yesterday’s reading, Moses continued his stern lecture. I note particularly that Moses did all he could to stress that the Israelites must not get proud or think they’re great people based on their own merits. The reading also included the famous words, “people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”
This poem is a short cry for help when David was under severe stress and being attacked.
We are prepared for today's reading by the two notable miracles performed by Peter in Acts chapter 9.
Ps. 54:3 Proud people are coming to attack me; cruel people are trying to kill me— those who do not care about [You, O] God.
4 But [You are//God is] my helper. [You, O Lord are//The Lord I ] my defender.
6 May [You//God] use their own evil to punish my enemies. [You//He] will destroy them because [You are//he is] faithful.
Acts 10:5 And now send some men to Joppa for a certain man whose [name is Simon, and who is also called Peter//, and who is also called Peter//full name is Simon Peter]].
6 He is a guest in the home of a tanner of leather [who is also] named Simon, who lives by the sea.”
18 They called out and asked, “Is there a guest here by the name of Simon[, who is also called] Peter?”