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Epiphany 6 – Hope and Memory – February 16, 2020

Hope and Memory

I always call Psalm 119, our psalm today, the Lawyers’ Psalm.  We sang a few verses of it this morning — that’s 8 out of a total of 176, by the way.  It’s the longest psalm we have, and the longest whole chapter in the Bible.  No laughing about long-winded lawyers out there!

The reason I call it the Lawyers’ Psalm is that the language is focused on decrees, commandments, statutes, and judgments.  The psalmist uses 8 DIFFERENT words for laws and even exclaims every 10 verses or so, Oh, how I love your law!  It is my meditation all day long.  I feel that way myself — I know it sounds pretty nerdy, but …

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