In Psalm 6, David acts as a petitioner. He tells God what he needs and makes his case for why God should grant his request. David’s desperate petition serves as a model for our petitionary prayers.
In Psalm 5, David wakes up with a groan. Enemies are all around him, doing whatever they can to discourage him. Yet David takes his groans to God and by the end of the Psalm, the groans turn to songs … Continued
David wrote this Psalm in a “the sky is falling” moment. Voices all around were telling him that everything was coming unhinged. But God’s people do not join Chicken Little’s hysterical parade.
God always meant prayer to be an invitation to ask, an opportunity to praise, a time to emote, and an occasion to grow.
We are ill with a terminal sin sickness. The Great Physician has a diagnosis and cure. The question is, will the sick patient agree with Doctor’s diagnosis and say the same thing about his illness that the Doctor does? That’s … Continued
What do great and godly leaders in the Bible have in common? You can probably brainstorm of a number of commonalities: they obeyed God, bravery, faith, and perseverance. But think for a moment of another, often overlooked common trait of … Continued
This article can also be read in The Expository Files. “Then I proclaimed a fast there…that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods. For I … Continued