Rooted (Psalm 108)

Rooted (Psalm 108)

Yesterday, we considered the exhortation of the psalmist to believe that the God who had been faithful to past generations would be faithful to the present generation. We considered the truth that God’s steadfast love, which has proved so powerful to previous...
Pondering Love (Psalm 107)

Pondering Love (Psalm 107)

Psalm 107 celebrates two related themes: Yahweh’s covenant love and his salvation. The opening verses set the tempo: “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from...
Biblical History (Psalm 106)

Biblical History (Psalm 106)

Some time ago, I saw former England star footballer David Beckham interviewed on a television talk show. Speaking about his children’s involvement in football, he recalled a particular match that he attended for one of his sons. The referee did not arrive and so the...
Recalling Faithfulness (Psalm 105)

Recalling Faithfulness (Psalm 105)

It seems obvious to the consistent reader of the Psalms that Psalms 105 and 106 were designed as a couplet. Psalm 105 focuses on God’s faithfulness to his people, more or less from the time of Abraham till the settling in the Promised Land. Psalm 106, on the other...
Hymnody: Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Hymnody: Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Henry Francis Lyte was born into severe poverty in Scotland on 1 June 1793. While still very young, he became an orphan. Despite, these challenges, he successfully navigated his schooling, eventually graduating from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Entering...