I have read this psalm many times, but this morning I came away with a different impression than I have ever had before.
Numbering our days: a reflection on Psalm 90
In Psalm 90, the psalmist prays that we might learn to number our days. Is this a call to get busy or is there some other meaning? How should we understand this prayer?
Beware the leaven . . . thoughts on contemplative prayer
Contemplative prayer has become a hot topic. My concern is that by applying labels and generalities we miss an opportunity to learn and grow. The danger is that we throw out the wheat along with the chaff.
Paths of Righteousness for His Name’s Sake
In Psalm 23:3, King David writes, “he leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” While there is benefit to me in walking a path of righteousness, my benefit is not the primary purpose of God’s leading me. David points to God’s reputation and God’s purpose as the reason for the leading. […]
Advice from Hollywood
Yesterday I read Psalm 1:1. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.” (ESV) Growing up, I was taught that this verse is speaking about choosing friends and situations to avoid: those who are wicked, those […]
God is My Fortress
Psalm 59:16b (ESV) For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. Matthew 10:28 (ESV) 28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. In reading Psalm 59 this […]