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This blog page is here with the intention of expanding your knowledge of God and his Word; as well as to provide some devotional thoughts for your spiritual growth.

Reflections on the Psalms

Psalm 97 “The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice;…For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods….Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his name!” ~ Psalm 97:1a,9,12 This psalm continues the theme of psalm 96 by stating that “The LORD reigns”. …

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of the Bible

Question | How should we receive the Bible? Answer | We ought to receive the Bible with readiness, humility, and joy. We should pursue it with delight, allow it to dwell in us richly, and be quick to do what it says. Scripture | Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all…

Reflections on the Psalms

Psalm 96 “Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!” ~ Psalm 96:9 We are to worship the LORD in fear (v.4) and trembling (v.9) because of his greatness (v.4) and holiness (v.9).  Our God is the only God, there is none other (v.4-5)(Isaiah 45:18).  Yahweh is the God…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of the Bible

Question | How does the Bible benefit us? Answer | The Bible provides help and hope for all of life when we receive it as we ought. It enables us to grow spiritually and produce good works, and makes us wise, stable, and strong. Scripture | Psalm 1:3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 95 “Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!…Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD,…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of the Bible

Question | Who is the Bible for? Answer | The Bible is for all people. It is able to be understood by anyone with the help of the Holy Spirit. It ought to be heard, read, studied, loved, and obeyed by everyone. Scripture | Deuteronomy 29:29 “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong…

Reflections on the Psalms

“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” ~ Psalm 94:19 This psalm may be declaring what we have ever only dared to ‘speak’ in our hearts.  The psalmist here is calling out to God to act in justice at what appears to be injustice, namely, the wicked evildoers exulting…

Bible Catechism: The Doctrine of the Bible

Question | What is the Bible all about? Answer | The Bible is about God. It reveals His plan of redeeming us and bringing all things under the authority of His Son. From start to finish, it declares salvation and judgment through Jesus Christ alone. Scripture | John 5:39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal…

Reflections on the Psalms

Psalm 93 “The LORD reigns…” ~ Psalm 93:1a This is a shorter psalm, but it is no less rich in truth and of benefit to us.  In your bible, this psalm is likely titled “The LORD Reigns”.  In Hebrew this is “Yahweh Malak”.   The word used for “reign” in verse 1 implies a completed action…

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…