The Deepest Pain: Psalm 22 a message for Good Friday

Whether we hear the cry from the lips of David or from the dying Savior “My God, Why hast thou forsaken me?” the cry makes little sense from either. These are two people with a sense of the LORD’s presence and intimacy and yet the draw from the well of the deepest human pain, alienation. […]

Psalm18 Uncomfortable Comfort

“The LORD has rewarded me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands.” I am not able to say this, and I doubt anyone can. I have not “kept the ways of the LORD,” I have not been “blameless with Him.” Can I ask for the same deliverence as the David? What’s more, when could David pray this prayer truthfully?

Psalm 16:7-11 The Presence That Changes Our Perspective

In the closing verses of Psalm 16, the Psalmist give us the keys to Wisdom, Security, Joy, and Life. By constantly “setting the LORD before me” our lives are correctly measured, and our minds are consistently guided.  Faced with His eternity we are compelled to make the best use of our days.  In light of […]

Psalm 12: Truth, Lies, and Our Future

Whispers and shouts are powerful words.  Both have a way of spreading lies and giving false impressions.  We may shout to appear powerful.  We may whisper to turn opinion against the good.  Over time, “godly people cease to be and the faithful disappear from among the sons of Adam.”  In Psalm 12 the Psalmist calls […]