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.
Kindness is sometimes portrayed as a superficial quality or second-rate Christian virtue. This stands in stark contrast to Scripture, which reiterates over and again that kindness is virtue of God, a fruit of the Spirit, and a powerful force.
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.
In Psalm 2 God reminds his people that you won’t find out who’s really in charge of the world from the news headlines. The news will only tell you about Nebuchadnezzar, Caesar, or their modern counterparts. This Psalm reminds us … Continued
What do farmers know that disciples can forget? Farmers know that work does not always yield instant & measurable result. Farmers understand that there are seasons to work. Farmers know that the hard work of planting will all be worth … Continued
Many today claim that God does not exist. If we grant the atheist his point, what must be true? The universe had to come from nothing, our fined tuned universe happened by chance, and objective moral values do not exist. … Continued
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