Posts from July 2022

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 4 “You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.” ~ Psalm 4:7 This psalm presents as a close companion with Psalm 3.  And I don’t just meaning sequentially, as in the number 4 follows the number 3, but I mean in content and theme. In…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 3 “I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.” ~ Psalm 3:5 Although our current Bible translations provide their own titles for each psalm (my ESV Bible says “Save Me, O My God”), this is the first psalm in the psalter to have a title descriptor in the original…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 2 “ ‘As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.’ “ ~ Psalm 2:6 In Psalm 1 we clearly learned that ‘Blessed is the man who delights in and meditates on the Word of the LORD’.  In Psalm 2, we learn that ‘Blessed are all who take refuge in…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of Man

Question | Why did God create man? Answer | God created man by His will, according to His pleasure, and for His glory. He made all people to glorify Him by knowing, trusting, obeying, and enjoying Him forever. Scripture | 1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Explanation | We’ve already…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 1 “Blessed is the man…” ~ Psalm 1:1a This Psalm is likely familiar to many and perhaps beloved by many…and rightly so.  Not only is this psalm a proper and fitting introduction to the book of the psalms, but it is fitting and proper in setting the stage to all of God’s Word.  It…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 150 “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!” ~ Psalm 150:6 We praise the LORD with heart and voice and instrumentation.  If you have breath (which comes from the LORD), you should be praising the LORD.  We praise him in all places, at all times, for all things.  His words,…