Category: Psalms

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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The Purifying Word in the Word of God

There is no book like God’s Book. Whether you are a spiritual baby or a mature saint, God’s Word applies to you! The Word of God has sanctifying power in the life of the believer. In Psalm 119:9-16, we see that God’s Word has the authority to sanctify the soul and enable one to walk in purity. In this biblical text, I want to draw your attention to the Psalmists important question in verse 9, and then his corresponding answer. Finally, we will look at the Psalmists practical steps for walking in purity. A Pressing and Personal Question about...

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Preaching the Psalms to Ourselves

Over the past decade, one thing has remained relatively constant in my Christian life, my love for the Psalms. At various times in the Psalms, the author is crying out to the Lord (Psalm 18:6) and pouring out the mess of his heart and life to Him. Then, he turns around and praises the Lord (Psalm 59:16). The Psalmist also calls out to the Lord who is His rock of refuge (Psalm 18:2), and help in time of need (Psalm 46:1). The Psalms are full of heavy theology. From Psalm 2 declaring the exaltation of the Lord to the...

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Our Hope

“Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly people, from the deceitful and unjust man deliver me! For you are the God in whom I take refuge; why have you rejected me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?” (Ps. 43:1-2). Not too long ago, I came across some comments to an article. As I read their heartfelt comments, I was met with an awareness of their deep pain and suffering. As they wrote of clinging to God’s promises, it caused me to evaluate my own life. Lately, I have...

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Thirsting for God

Imagine you are stranded on an island, with no access to drinkable water. As time goes on, you begin to weaken, your body begins to cramp up, and eventually, you pass out. As you are laying down, all you can think about is one thing, water. You must have it, or else you will die. Nothing else matters. In Psalm 63, David finds himself in this situation, both physically and spiritually. The text shows us that he was in a dry and barren land without any water, as he was chased by his enemy, Absalom. His body must have...

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