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22 – God’s Word and Mingled Joy

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/20181118am.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat do we do while we wait for joy? Sin mars life on the earth. Joys are mingled with sorrows and ruin never seems far away. Rejoicing is humbled by regret. Boasting is restrained by brooding worries. The writer of Psalm 119 reflects in this last…

21 – God’s Word and Treasure

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181111pm.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat would you give up for a greater treasure? The list is short when count up what we would truly give up our lives for. If we willingly sacrifice, the gain must surpass the worth of what we lost. The writer of Psalm 119 recognized the…

20 – God’s Word and Real Help

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19 – God’s Word and Prayer

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181104am.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWho has heard our cry? I am yet to meet the person who describes himself as a champion at prayer. Most of us will admit we do not pray as we would like. Aside from not knowing what to say, or how to say it, we…

18 – God’s Word is Righteous

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181028pm.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat about the world? Long ago, David questioned why the heathen rage and why the nations plot emptiness. We might ask why the sun rises or rain falls–it’s just the nature of the thing. Likewise, the world is at enmity with God and his word and…

17 – God’s Word and Understanding

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181028am.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhy? Mankind wrestles with questions about life and why things happen as they do. Some events seem straightforward cause-and-effect, but others remain inexplicable to us. The writer of Psalm 119, in the seventeenth stanza, recognizes the difficulty of understanding life events and sees the importance of…

16 – God’s Word and Waiting

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20181021pm.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHow do we wait? Most of us are no good at waiting. We would rather be told no than be told to wait. Throughout the Bible and history, people have wrestled with waiting when things seem to be going wrong. Consider Psalm 37 and 73 as…

15 – God’s Word and Enemies

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14 – God’s Word is a Light

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181014pm.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHow shall we see where to go? In the brightness of the noon sun, we don’t feel urgency to have a light with us. In the darkness of midnight, we are desperate for a light. Life is the world is mostly a dark background and the…

13 – God’s Word is Wisdom

http://media.blubrry.com/hearing_from_harmony/p/hbcgodfrey.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181014am.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSHow shall we live? Proverbs teaches that wisdom is a way, or a path. This means that having or acquiring wisdom means going a certain way. It means living life in a particular direction. It’s not possible to really have wisdom and walk the way of…