Category: Psalms

Walking in the Wide Places

“Mom, all of these rules are ruining my life!” One little boy shouted as they were playing around a public swimming pool. Right off the top of your head, you know the rules that this little boy was talking about:  no diving, no running, no big splashes, no food or drinks around the pool, and the list goes on and on. I remember listening to this boy, who could not have been any older than eight years old, say this, and I thought, “He is exactly right! All of these rules do seemingly take the fun out of the...

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On Christian Meditation From Psalm 119:15-16

Christian meditation is a spiritual virtue that every believer should cultivate. The Holy Spirit through David has taught us the discipline of meditation when we read, “I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word” (Psalm 119:15, 16). Christian meditation is not merely Scriptural memorization, though such exercise will yield that virtue. Christian meditation is a most sublime division of private prayer. The teaching on Christian meditation is dealt with in the larger context of the most careful planning and execution of poetic...

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The Impatient Journey

Ps. 13:1-3, ESV, “How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?” “How long, O Lord?” is a question many of us have asked of the Lord in seasons of doubt or pain. We ask this question because we live in a fallen world. Each one of us are sinners by nature and by choice. Not only are we often painfully aware of...

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What Should We Think About the Imprecatory Psalms?

How should we make sense of the Imprecatory Psalms? Imprecatory Psalms (Pss 5, 10, 17, 35, 58, 59, 69, 70, 79, 83, 109, 129, 137, 140) are those Psalms which call upon God to destroy the wicked, and they include some of the most shocking words in the Bible. Take just a few examples. Psalm 35 provides one of the most acceptable imprecatory Psalms. Verses 4–6 read, Let them be put to shame and dishonor      who seek after my life! Let them be turned back and disappointed      who devise evil against me! Let them be like...

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The False Pleasure of Pornography and True Pleasures Always in the Lord

In the Bible, pleasure is an important subject. It’s important because what has captured our affections, and thus our pleasure is where our worship is going. In Psalm 16:11 it says, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is the fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Charles Spurgeon said, “The Lord Jesus is a deep sea of joy: my soul shall dive therein, shall be swallowed up in the delight.” You and I live in a culture of pleasure. With one click of your mouse from your mouse pad,...

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