First Off…read Psalm 26! Wow – I’m stuck on that first half verse. Vindicate me…vindicate me? Really? But as I stare at those two words I’m not sure exactly what it is I’m stuck on. Do I have the gall to demand that God vindicate me? Do I feel I’m worth being vindicated? Have I led a blameless life? Have I trusted in the Lord … Continue reading Psalm 26: A Plea for Vindication
As a Christian we must remember that we live in a fallen world where there is harm to not only people but the earth – and we are called to be stewards and workers and restorers of both. We are called to love, honor, and serve … and to do so with putting ourselves out at that expense. We need to remember and understand that … Continue reading My heart breaks….
First Off…read Psalm 25! I frequently find myself coming to the conclusion that I just don’t get it. I fully proclaim that God’s ways are not my ways (Isa 55:8) and that there is NO WAY that I can fully understand why God does what he does…but what I am finding is that I am having a harder and harder time fully comprehending, and even … Continue reading Psalm 25: A Meditational Understanding
First Off…read Psalm 24! When I first read this text I cannot help but stop on the first 2 verses: Creation. The author, David (it’s assumed by most people that it was David who penned this) has simply made a statement at the beginning that should be carried throughout the rest of the text. God is the creator of the world and all that is … Continue reading Psalm 24: A Glorious Song
First Off…read Psalm 23! Is there any more timeless psalm out there than this one? This psalm is quoted at funerals, in times of trouble, as praises when people come THROUGH trouble! This is just a really really good psalm of peace and hope! For the psalmist there is this understanding that God is in control and is looking out for him – and that … Continue reading Psalm 23: A Psalm of Peace
First Off…read Psalm 22 This psalm is one of the most popular psalms out there…and the reason is not only because we typically think of it as a Lenten/Good Friday text, not only because there are at least 8 different pieces of scripture that quote this psalm, but I think many of us have felt “forsaken” at one time or another. As with any relationship … Continue reading Psalm 22: A Declaration of Hope