Magnify Christ

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Psalms

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has shown concern for His humble servant. (Luke 1:46-48) Metrical Psalms A metrical Psalter is a kind of Bible translation or paraphrase from the Bible’s Book of Psalms. It translates a Psalm into poetry, often for singing as hymns in a church. James 5:13 asks, …

Christ’s Friendship Toward Us

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Psalms

A “Yes” Face Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) was our third president in the USA. One time, he and a group of companions were traveling on horseback and came to a flooded river which had washed away the bridge. Each rider forded the river on horseback, fighting against deadly currents. Another traveler, not part of the group, walked up to the President …

Christ: The Solid Rock

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace

As you come to Christ, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ….He is a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be put …

Our Declaration of Dependence (Part 2)

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God, Psalms, Safety and Security in Christ

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you….Do not be afraid….A gale will blow your enemies away. But you will rejoice in the Lord and glory in the Holy One of Israel. (Isaiah 41:13-16)                                   This continues our earlier post on Psalm 62. …

Grace Focused Optimism (Part 2)

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul. (Jeremiah 32:40-41) Note: I am indebted …

Grace Focused Optimism (Part 1)

Bob Roane Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul. (Jeremiah 32:40-41) Note: I heard Dr. …