Tehillim / Psalms 71, Part 1, We have a lot to give praise to the Lord by what He has done!

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 71:1-24, the psalm opens saying, א   בְּךָ-יְהֹוָה חָסִיתִי אַל-אֵבוֹשָׁה לְעוֹלָם: ב   בְּצִדְקָתְךָ תַּצִּילֵנִי וּתְפַלְּטֵנִי הַטֵּה-אֵלַי אָזְנְךָ וְהוֹשִׁיעֵנִי: ג   הֱיֵה לִי | לְצוּר מָעוֹן לָבוֹא תָמִיד צִוִּיתָ לְהוֹשִׁיעֵנִי כִּי-סַלְעִי וּמְצוּדָתִי אָתָּה: ד   אֱלֹהַי פַּלְּטֵנִי מִיַּד רָשָׁע מִכַּף מְעַוֵּל וְחוֹמֵץ: 71:1 In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed. 71:2 In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; Incline Your ear to me and save me. 71:3 Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. 71:4 Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man, (NASB)  As we had learned, “shame” is equated to sin, and therefore David is asking the Lord to keep him from sinning declaring the Lord’s righteousness delivers and rescues him.  He continues saying, the Lord is his hope and confidence (71:5), the Lord has sustained him from birth (71:6), how many have marveled over David because of the Lord (71:7), and the result is his mouth is filled with praises for the Lord (71:8).  David looks to the past, how the Lord has helped him and delivered him to seek God’s help for the future from his enemies that are working against him (71:9-12). Read more here: Tehillim 71-Part1

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Duane D. Miller received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron Ohio. He is currently a Chemical Engineering Researcher. Duane’s research expertise has focused upon functional materials development for the control, conversion, and release of process gases in Energy production technologies. His R&D interests include computational chemistry, developing novel technologies for converting biomass to fuels and studying their fundamental interactions during the chemical conversion process. His past experience includes sorbent development for pre- and post-combustion CO2 and SO2 capture, selective absorption of H2S from methane streams, O2 capture for oxy-fuel combustion, photocatalytic reduction of alcohols, NOx reduction catalysis, the development of oxygen carriers to combust fossil fuels (CH4 and coal) for the chemical looping combustion processes, and the extraction of rare earth elements using patent pending sorbents. His research expertise has focused on operando-characterization using Infrared, Raman, and UV-Vis spectroscopy to observe the nature of the catalytic active sites and reaction intermediates under realistic reaction conditions, allowing direct correlation of molecular/electronic structures with catalyst performance during Gas-Solid / Liquid-Solid Adsorption and Photocatalytic Processes with real time online analysis of reaction products using ICP-MS and mass spectrometry. His current work involves a multi-disciplinary approach to developing, understanding, and improving the catalytic gasification of coal and methane, high temperature chemical looping combustion, and the catalytic decomposition and gasification of biomass and coal using novel microwave reactor.​ He has been studying the Hebrew Scriptures and the Torah for 20+ years and sharing what he has learned. The studies developed for MATSATI.COM are freely to be used by everyone, to God be the Glory!