Lord hear my prayer. Listen to my cry for mercy. In your faithfulness and your righteousness. Come to my relief. (Psalm 143:1) There are times when I read the Psalms and it’s not even the whole Psalm that captures me. It’s just one line. Recently I was just reflecting on the tragedies and traumas that […]Read More Come To My Relief
There are some things in life that are really obvious. Things like, the start of the year is January and the end of the year is December. That’s obvious. Yet here I am approaching the end of November and it’s really dawning on me that the end of the year is near. I watched a […]Read More This Is God – Revisiting Psalm 146
In the relatively short period of time that I have breathed the breath of life on planet earth, I have come across a number of ways and means to highlight the worth of something. Without in anyway suggesting I am at the Grandmaster level of expressing myself in the English language, I do take pleasure […]Read More Psalm 150 – Praise Him, Praise Him!
Here’s a good Psalm to pay attention to carefully. Reasons to praise God? Sure, they are there and offer strong encouragement for the readers to remember how great God is and what He does for His people. It’s all going well and then … “Two-edged swords … execute vengeance … punishments … bind with fetters […]Read More Psalm 149 – Call To Praise … And …
Heaven and earth encouraged to praise God. With good reason. Once more I like how the Psalm is set from the big picture of the universe to the smaller picture of the earth and then the more intimate picture of the relationship with a people on the earth. At every stage there’s a reason to […]Read More Psalm 148 – All Creation Praise Him
I had the great privilege of being on a road trip with some saints. As the sun set and night settled in, rather than snoozing off after an exhausting day, those saints saw it fit to sing songs to God. There were songs of adoration, songs of praise, songs proclaiming the wonders of God. In […]Read More Psalm 147 – In Awe
This is something I maintain vigorously: It is easier to say, “I love you,” than “I trust you.” I am not saying trust is better than love. I am saying that there’s no more significant expression of love than trust. That takes a lot especially as we get older and some become more wary and […]Read More Psalm 146 – Praise the Trustworthy God