The Guarding of our Souls

The Guarding of our Souls

In Psalm 25:20, David asked the Lord to guard him and then in v.21, he uses a synonymous verb to say that his integrity and uprightness guards him.  Which is it that guards him?—God or his character.  Both!  We know that God’s power is ultimately the cause of any...
Worship Which God Accepts

Worship Which God Accepts

Does our definition of acceptable worship unto God include what is found in Psalm 24:4, namely having clean hands and a pure heart?  It’s very sad, highly detrimental and incredibly deceiving that we have wrongly defined worship as getting a multitude of people in a...
God’s Flowing Love For His Sheep

God’s Flowing Love For His Sheep

As David thinks over who the Lord is for him and what the Lord has done for him, he comes to one conclusion at the beginning of Psalm 23:6—most certainly goodness and mercy will pursue him all of his days.  Goodness is anything that enhances someone’s welfare,...
The Greater David Had Greater Suffering

The Greater David Had Greater Suffering

The ridicule Christ experienced while dying on the cross was not only cruel, but it contained the most twisted and perverted assessments of reality, coupled with some of the greatest expressions of unbelief ever to be uttered on the face of the earth.  For example, in...
The Exhaustively Sanctifying Word of God

The Exhaustively Sanctifying Word of God

Apparently, the author of Ps. 119 prizes the word to the same extent as David does in Ps. 19:7.  Listen to this sampling—Ps. 119:25 My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!…28 My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your...