A Reflection on the Striking Example of Kindness From Psalm 141

A man wearing a black t-shirt and boxing gloves is throwing a punch.

One of the challenging duties as a Christian is warning people about their errors. This is especially the case in light of the world's notion of supposed relative truth. In addition to that ideal, it is also necessary to consider the damage that such corrections may cause. Friendships could be lost, bonds broken, and more. Even though these may happen, one part of the text of Psalm 141 teaches us a proper response to correction.

Answering the Question of “Who Shall Live on God’s Holy Hill?” From Psalm 15

A reconstruction of the tabernacle in the wilderness.

Today's post continues our studies from the Psalms. I am exploring them in order of length, starting with the shortest. Despite their short lengths, I have found value in each text, and I hope that you have too. We now come to Psalm 15, which is the first to be 5 verses in length. It is attributed to King David, and begins by asking some very important questions.

The Blessing of the Revelations of God to the Jewish People

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Last year I began writing some articles on concepts from the Book of Romans. I've already discussed a few ideas from the first two chapters, but never shared anything on chapter three and onward. The reason is because I have not been able to write about the Jewish people being blessed by having the revelations of God. This is mentioned in Romans 3:2. I'm glad to say that I am finally sharing some thoughts on this verse today.

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

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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.

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!