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Helping women grow in Biblical literacy, discernment, discipleship, Christian living, and our awe and wonder of God.

In Awe & Wonder Kristen Hamilton

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Helping women grow in Biblical literacy, discernment, discipleship, Christian living, and our awe and wonder of God.

    Looking at Psalm 96

    Looking at Psalm 96

    In this episode we are looking at Psalm 96. It is a short psalm so this episode is also short. Psalm 96 is a gospel song, in that it calls on all nations, not just Israel, to praise God as King. It personifies elements of creation to praise God, as the creation looks ahead to the redemption and restoration of everything on the new Earth. The Lord is also our Judge, Who will judge with justice and equity. He is righteous and faithful to His people.

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    • 6 min
    Looking at Psalm 95

    Looking at Psalm 95

    In this episode we are looking at Psalm 95. We are in a series of looking at Book 4 of the Psalms, which starts with Psalm 90. Beginning in Psalm 93 through Psalm 100, the psalms have an overarching theme of showing God as King.

    Psalm 95 calls believers to respond in two ways to God - Creator and King.

    Verses 1 - a priest or worship leader calling a congregation together to worship.

    Verse 3 - the reference to "gods" is to mythological gods.

    Verses 6-8 calls believers to submit to God, our Creator and King. (Worship, bow down, kneel, do not harden your hearts)

    Verse 8 - referencing the events at Meribah and Massah, which can be translated as quarreling or testing. Exodus 17:1-7 & Numbers 20:1-13

    Verse 9 switches to God directly speaking.

    Verses 11 "shall not enter my rest" - those who rebelled in the wilderness didn't enter the Promised Land. Hebrews 3:7-4:13

    Attributes of God in this psalm:


    Our Rock
    Our Savior
    Great & Mighty
    Creator & Maker
    Powerful
    Patient
    King
    Omnicient
    Wrath
    Just/Righteous
    Judge


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    • 24 min
    Looking at Psalm 94

    Looking at Psalm 94

    In this episode, we are looking at Psalm 94. This psalm keeps with the theme of "God is King." It is also an imprecatory psalm, which calls for the destruction of the evildoers. We discuss what that means and we take a closer look at the holiness of God.

    This psalm can also be broken down into five perspectives for dealing with oppression and injustice. 1) Vengeance belongs to God. (v.1-7) 2) God knows what is happening in the world...even down to everyone's thoughts and intentions. He's sovereign and holding everything together, actively involved in humanity. (v.8-11) 3) True happiness, contentment, and fulfillment is available even while experiencing oppression and injustice. As His children, we have assurance that He is with us and is faithful to fulfill His promises. (v.12-15) 4) God can be looked to for protection and help during times of struggle. We should be relying on Him because He is trustworthy. (v.16-19) 5) Shows that people reap what they sow. (v.20-23)

    Attributes of God in this psalm: Just, Judge, Holy, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Compassionate, Steadfast Love, Protector, Helper, Rescuer, Faithful, Trustworthy, Powerful, Mighty, and King.

    Other Scripture cited: Deuteronomy 32:35, Romans 12:19, Hebrews 10:30, Proverbs 1:18

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    • 22 min
    Looking at Psalm 93

    Looking at Psalm 93

     

    In this episode we are looking at Psalm 93. This is a short Psalm with just five verses. It is an introduction poem to a group of Psalms that have a main theme of praising God as King. The psalms with this primary theme go through Psalm 100.

    The attributes of God we see in this psalm are as follows:


    Creator and Sustainer of the universe
    Eternal; No beginning or end; Not created; Alpha & Omega
    Powerful, and His power does not rely upon anything external to Himself
    High and Mighty
    Sovereign, in control of everything, including the forces of chaos and evil
    Holy
    Just
    Orderly, He brings order out of chaos, has laws to bring order, and has a purpose for order
    Jesus is God and He is our Prophet, Priest, and King. (Read Hebrews to find out more about this.)


    Other Scripture cited in this episode:


    Psalm 29:10
    Psalm 72:11
    Psalm 102:15
    Daniel 2:47
    Revelation 1:5


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    • 14 min
    Looking at Psalm 92

    Looking at Psalm 92

    In this episode, we are looking at Psalm 92. This psalm is labeled as "A Song for the Sabbath," meaning it was specifically designed to be a hymn to use in musical corporate worship.

    This psalm is symmetrical in that it contains 7 lines of 52 words, then verse 8, which is the heart of the psalm, and then 7 lines of 52 words. The first seven verses praise God and show how the prosperity of the wicked will be temporary. The second seven verses (9-15) after verse 8, shows the downfall of the wicked and prosperity of the godly/righteous, who praise God.

    Verse 8, the main point of the psalm says, "But you, O Lord, are on high forever."

    May we be encouraged that we serve a God Who Is faithful, trustworthy, loving, powerful, and just. He is the One True God, on high forever.

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    • 12 min
    Names of God: El Shaddai

    Names of God: El Shaddai

    In this episode, I am talking about the name of God: El Shaddai, meaning God Almighty.

    After that, I go through my current pile of books to read, just for fun.

    Scripture referenced in this episode:

    Genesis 17:1-21

    Genesis 49:22-26

    Psalm 91

    Links for this episode:

    Amy Grant's song El Shaddai

    In Awe & Wonder Looking at Psalm 91

     

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    • 31 min

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