A Book Review of Protecting Your Home From Spiritual Darkness by Chuck D. Pierce and Rebecca Wagner Sytsema 

In the dark of night a small log cabin can be seen in the bottom left corner of the image. Its lights are on, but nobody is visible from the outside. A river is near the house. Rolling fog is over the water. The moon stands watch near the top of picture.

I am a strong proponent of protecting the family both physically and spiritually. As a husband, father, and man, I consider defending my family to be one of my most important duties. Because of this, when I first found Protecting Your Home From Spiritual Darkness, I was immediately interested in its subject matter.

Look to Him Who Can Bestow Mercy, As Taught in Psalm 123

A man looking upward. He has a blue shirt on and his shades have a blue tint to them.

We all look up to someone, especially when we are younger since so many are older and taller than us. There is more to it than that though. It may be that the one we are looking to is greater than ourselves. This concept is even affirmed in Psalm 123. However, it also goes a step further and adds a plea of mercy to the idea.

A Reflection on MacLaren’s Exposition of Psalm 134 and the Burning of Cloaks

A zoomed-in picture of a flame.

My last post pointed out that the priestly service was done during the day and night. While doing research for it I came upon a commentary that shed more light on that fact. MacLaren's Expositions describes how the temple was guarded and what would happen if someone was caught sleeping. His comments are what I want to reflect on today.

The Need for Humility, and Being Like a Weaned Child With a Mother From Psalm 131

A mother with her baby. She has a smile on her face, and is pressing her cheek up against her baby's. The has bright, blue eyes, and is looking into the distance. A couple of large chairs can be seen in the background.

I closed out last year with a study of the shortest psalm in the Bible. Today, I'm continuing our consideration of the Book of Psalms, and doing so based on length. Even though Psalm 131 is only 3 verses in length, there are some main ideas that immediately jump out at me. Two of these are not concerning myself with matters too wonderful for me, and the image of a weaned child with a mother.

2019 Year in Review

A stylized photo of water going off into the distance with the twelve months of 2019 overlaid it. 2019 can be seen at the horizon in the water.

We have just begun a new year, and there is much that I want to share and discuss on this blog in 2020. However, before doing so, I wish to take one last look at the material that was presented in 2019. The reason for this is to provide an index of sorts for future visitors.

Yahweh Is Worthy of Praise for His Faithfulness, As Taught in Psalm 117

Someone holding wood blocks from the game Scrabble that spell "Praise."

Near the end of August, I shared some thoughts on The Two Ways of Psalm 1. Now that we are coming to the close of 2019, I think tonight is a good time to return to this Book of Wisdom. The text of Psalm 117 focuses on two major ideas. These are that Yahweh is worthy of praise, and He is kind and faithful. Let's take a look at each of these!