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Psalm 119: The ABCs of Delighting in God’s Word

How Should We Think About/Feel Toward/Respond to God’s Word? Delight (Verses 14, 16, 24, 35, 47, 70, 77, 92, 143, 174) “In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.” (v.14) This is a genuine joy in God that delights in whatever he has said. Love (Verses 47, 48, 97,…

A Song of Faith for Life’s Journeys

1     I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2    My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3    He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4    Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5   …

God Our Shepherd

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm…

Songs for Sinners: Background & Psalm 1

The NOT Blessed Life “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,      nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers. (Psalm 1:1 ESV) What we see here is something we will hear a lot in the Psalms. It’s called parallelism. The opening line…

The End of the End: The Glory of God

An earthly reign from a heavenly throne “For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.” (1 Corinthians 15:25 ESV) Do you remember what Jesus said after his resurrection and right before his ascension? “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been…

When Will the Kingdom Come?

“Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, ‘You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.’ “As…

More and Better Disciples

“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And…