Posts from January 2022

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of the Bible

Question | What is the Bible like? Answer | The Bible is truth. It is without error as a whole and in every part. It is trustworthy, understandable, sufficient for what we need, and it will never lead us astray. Scripture | John 17:17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. Explanation| With this question, we are looking at the Bible’s characteristics. And, as…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 92 “It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praise to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night…to declare that the LORD is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.” ~ Psalm 92:1-2,15 Why is…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of the Bible

Doctrine | The Bible  What does the Bible teach about the Bible? Question | Why did God give us the Bible? Answer | God has given us the Bible so that we might know Him, His will, and His ways. The Bible is necessary to lead us to salvation and to conform us to His Son. Scripture | 1 Peter 1:22-23 Having purified your…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 91 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” ~ Psalm 91:1-2 As Jesus himself has told us, all of Scripture is about him (John 5:39; Luke…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of the Bible

Doctrine | The Bible  What does the Bible teach about the Bible? Question | How did the Bible come to be? Answer | God directed holy men to write the Bible by His Spirit. It is fully authored by Him and says what He wants it to say. It is complete, preserved for every generation. Scripture | 2 Peter 1:21 For no prophecy was…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 90 “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on your servants! Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” ~ Psalm 90:12-14 Psalm 90, or at least individual…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of the Bible

Doctrine | The Bible  What does the Bible teach about the Bible? Question | How can we know the Bible is God’s word? Answer | The Bible testifies for itself that it is God’s word. The quality, unity, and power of its teachings prove that it comes from God, and the Holy Spirit convinces us to agree and submit to it.…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 89 “I will sing of the steadfast love of the LORD, forever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations….Blessed be the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.” ~ Psalm 89:1,52 Ethan the Ezrahite here writes a “maskil”, a contemplative instructive psalm of wisdom.  There is far too much to this…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of the Bible

Doctrine | The Bible  What does the Bible teach about the Bible? Question | What is the Bible? Answer | The Bible is the inspired written word of God, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. It is the foundation of all true unity and the standard for all faith and practice. Scripture | 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 88 “Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and you overwhelm me with all your waves….But I, O LORD, cry to you;” ~ Psalm 88:7,13a This psalm too is of the Sons of Korah, more specifically Heman the Ezrahite.  At first read/appearance, this does not seem to be a psalm to uplift the soul.  It…