Archive for May 2019

God’s Pro Life

Psalm 139: 16   Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. Throughout scripture we see that God is “Pro Life”, from Genesis to Revelation the testimony is clear.  Evidence abounds witnessed in the salvation of…

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His Completion

Psalm 138: 8   The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. “God’s not finished with you”, someone needs to hear that and repeat it out loud.  “God’s not finished with me!” When David pens the word “perfect”, a literal translation could be “complete” or fulfilled…

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The Supremacy of His Word

Psalm 138: 2  I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. David unveils the supremacy of God’s word as He has elevated them above His name(s).  There is much revealed in names of God that reveal…

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Enduring Mercy

Psalm 136: 1   Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Twenty six times in this Psalm, we read “His mercy endures forever”.  Twenty six expressions or examples of His mercy are given.  They include light by day, light by night, deliverance, provisions of all types, such as direction. Remember His…

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Divine Cycles

Psalm 135: 7  He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain; He brings the wind out of His treasuries. The penman for this Psalm, possibly Moses, writes of the rain cycle given by God for the benefit of the land.  The moisture condenses into clouds,…

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Priority of Unity

Psalms 133: 1-3    Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion;…

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Abundant Redemption

Psalm 130: 7, 8   O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption. And He shall redeem Israel From all his iniquities. The Psalmist proclaimed a reminder to himself of the Lord’s forgiveness, realizing that if the Lord  kept a tally of iniquity, no one could stand before Him. …

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The Blessing of the Lord

Psalm 128: 1   Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. Reverencing and obedience to the Lord brings blessings for the saint of God.  We read of some of those blessings in this Psalm, which include; provision and satisfaction with our work, tranquility in our home, transgenerational blessing.  Those may not seem like…

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He Gives Sleep

Psalm 127: 2   It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep. Worry disrupts life; getting up early, staying up late, unsatisfied meals all because of worry. In most instances, there is little control over the issues that…

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The Joy of Return

Psalm 126: 5  Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. Among all the things reaping harvest brings, joy is preeminent. There’s joy in the abundance and resulting nourishment, even more seed to sow for another harvest. In our passage today the harvest of joy was reaped when Israel returned to Jerusalem during the…

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