Psalms

Importance of Family Worship

“For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; That the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children, that they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works…

Fearless in the Valleys

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4 When we journey through valleys, the darker parts are often the hardest to walk through. The discomforts of suffering and trials can…

In God I Have Put My Trust

“Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?” Psalm 56:3-4 There is daily temptation, in times like these, to be fearful. The rising threat of something we cannot see, but…

A Beautiful Ensemble

Psalm 95:1 “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.” God has designed the human voice to be able to make such a lovely sound in song. Now, it’s true for many that listening to people sing is great. Our comfort level with the sound coming out of our…

Unless the Lord Builds His Church

“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” Psalm 127:1 This psalm is often referred to as the “Builder’s Psalm”. Here, a picture is painted through illustrations of building and guarding – pictures of vanity and blessing, pride and dependence. Our eyes are taken off…

God’s Word: Sweeter Than Honey

“How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103 Last week, we considered the great value of God’s Word being a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. The Bible is a wonderful guide that shines in the darkness and illumines our steps. Another wonderful…

God’s Word: A Lamp & Light

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 The Bible is the true, authoritative, inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God. It’s the Word that God Himself has given to us. Why did He give it to us? God gave us His Word to give us what the…

When Being Searched is Good

“Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23-24 During my experience working in the child welfare field, in particular my time with residential treatment programs, I saw many interesting things.…

Give Thanks to the Lord

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1 When we consider being thankful, where do our thoughts gravitate towards? What are we thankful for? Who are we thankful for? Why are you thankful for them? There are many things, many people, many reasons. In Psalm…

Show Me Your Ways, O Lord

“Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:4-5 Oh, to be instructed and led by the living God! This is a desire that the lost cringe away from and the…