The beginning of Psalm 133 makes sense to many of us. It speaks of brothers living together in unity. On the other hand, the passage also describes things that may not be immediately understandable. For instance, what is with the oil running down Aaron's beard? What about the dew of Hermon?
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.
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!
Bad Church Good Church: A Memoir of a Former Catholic Priest by Tom Kane is a short, and surprisingly psychological book. It contains four parts. The most important of which discuss the author's upbringing and journey to become a priest, the problems he faced, and how his beliefs have changed over time.
The 100 Most Important Events in Christian History seeks to accomplish a very difficult task. That is to provide a fair list of the 100 most important events in Christian history in just over 200 pages. They strive to provide an overview of events in the perplexing history of the people of God that will provide a convenient look at major contours and catalysts that have shaped Christianity.
The Catacombs of Rome by Fabrizio Mancinelli is an exploration of a number of burial sites around the city of Rome. It features a large number of photos of artwork from the third through fifth centuries that depict a wide variety of Biblical events. Even though the book is only 64 pages in length, it contains an impressive 120 images.