Holiness is like a puzzle..

Ps 99:8 The God-Who-Forgives; that is His Name/Character Have you ever done a puzzle only to find a piece missing? The psalmist is essentially saying that our holiness is just like that. One missing piece or one broken piece ruins the whole picture. Without the “God-Who-Forgives,” piece, our puzzle is missing what is needed to […]

Singing is God’s Prescription for Anxiety

Ps 94-96 Facing Anxieties? Sing! The psalmist shares his “antidote” to his anxious heart: “When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.” [Ps 94:19] He then offers his medicinal prescription: “O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation” [Ps […]

More on Choices…

Ps 90-91 “Think about this statement: Life is brief, eternity is forever.” Moses prayed: “Lord, you have been our dwelling place, our protector through all generations.” [Ps 90:1] With God, time is inconsequential, for He is eternal. A 24 hr. day to us is like a thousand years in his sight. God orders men’s destinies […]

Make the right choice

Ps 85-87  Choices Today our nation, just as the nation of long ago Israel, is bombarded with the false gods who promise peace and prosperity. The prophet Elijah saw that the chants and sacrifices to the false god Baal, remained on the altar but the true God sent fire from heaven to consume the sacrifice […]

Pride’s Downfall and the Believer’s Power in Prayer

Psalm 81 and Romans 1 What a mixed-up world we live in. Our nation has lost its compass. They glorify sin and want us to join them. The psalmist and the Apostle Paul hit the nail on the head: it boils down to this: stubbornness of heart. So God gave them over to their stubborn […]

Mountains, Memories, and Milestones.

Psalm 76-78 The psalmist is not only talking to himself but to us as well. In Psalm 76:1, he notes that God is known in Judah. Is God known in my sphere of influence? The second thing he recalls is that God is more resplendent, that he shines brightly and reveals his majesty, more majestic […]

God’s Blessings

Ps 73 Questions and Answers Do you see a disparity as you look at the people around you? Does it seem like those who live unrighteous lives prosper while those who live righteously struggle? The author Asaph sees this, and we do as well. Why does God allow those who are despicable and unrighteous to […]