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!