Posts from August 2022

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 8 “O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” ~ Psalm 8:9 What is majesty?  By definition it is royal power, dignity or beauty.  So then, things that are majestic display great dignity, grand superiority and the right to rule.  What things do we typically call or consider majestic? …

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 7 “I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing to the name of the LORD, the Most High.” ~ Psalm 7:17 We can and should equally and fully anticipate God’s mercy and God’s judgment (v.9); for both rest squarely on his righteousness (v.11).  There is much…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of Man

Question | What has God given man to do? Answer | God commanded man to have dominion over all the earth. He made all people to steward His creation by filling it, working in it, and caring for it according to His word. Scripture | Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 6 “Turn, O LORD, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love. For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise?” ~ Psalm 6:4-5 This psalm of David finds him in deep distress, apparently for multiple reasons, and he describes himself in almost…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 5 “For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you….For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” ~ Psalm 5:4,12 In this psalm, David presents a stark contrast between the wicked and the righteous.  Despite being the great king…