The Prevalence of Sinful Complaint

The Prevalence of Sinful Complaint

As Moses recounts multiple examples of Israel’s complaining in Deut. 9:22-23, who is the object of Israel’s complaint or criticism or groaning? Oftentimes the text says it’s aimed at Moses, but the Lord takes it as a direct attack on himself. Likewise, who is...
A Pride-Crushing Way of Remembering Our Sin

A Pride-Crushing Way of Remembering Our Sin

In Deuteronomy 9:7, Moses states: Remember, do not forget how you provoked the Lord your God to wrath in the wilderness; from the day that you left the land of Egypt until you arrived at this place, you have been rebellious against the Lord.               In giving...
Why God Is For Us

Why God Is For Us

For those who do acknowledge that all salvation is by grace alone and have trusted in Christ alone for a righteous standing before God, you must believe that God is for you in your sanctification. Just as God was committed to bring Israel into the promise land, as...
The Only Way Death Can Be Overcome

The Only Way Death Can Be Overcome

Upon arriving at Psalm 49:15, we come to one of the greatest contrasts in Scripture, marked by the phrase—But God.  Even though man cannot redeem another’s soul because the ransom price is too high (vv.7-9), God can certainly do it. Take note of the certainty and...
Right Valuation Leads to Right Meditation

Right Valuation Leads to Right Meditation

In light of the joy the Psalmist expresses over the word in Ps. 119:14, it’s no wonder that in v.15, the Psalmist directs his mind to and constantly mutters the truth and pays close attention to walk in God’s ways.  This meditation is directed towards God’s precepts,...