The Biblical Optimist (Psalm 110)

The Biblical Optimist (Psalm 110)

The story is told of a psychiatrist who had two sons: the eldest a stark pessimist, the youngest an avid optimist. One Christmas, the good doctor decided to perform a holiday experiment. While his boys slept, he filled his eldest son’s bedroom with beautifully wrapped...
A Father’s Heart (Psalm 109)

A Father’s Heart (Psalm 109)

Recently, I listened to an interview of a woman who was drugged and raped at age 21. She had been raised in a Christian home but, while at college, had begun to stray from her faith. She started drinking heavily with her friends, frequently getting drunk at parties....
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...