Pure Religion (Psalm 15)

The church I attend often highlights the corporate nature of our relationship with God. Both Testaments strongly emphasise God’s corporate covenant relationship with his people. But our personal relationship with God should not be overlooked. While we live in corporate relationship to God, we…

Practical Atheism (Psalm 14)

Psalm 14:1 is one of the best-known verses (by Christians) in the entire collection of Psalms. “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” How foolish those ivory tower atheists are! What utter folly spouts from the mouth and pen of Richard…

It’s What You Make of It (Psalm 13)

Have you ever asked yourself, how long? How long until God saves my spouse? How long until my health improves? How long until God gives me a job? How long until I meet the perfect partner? How long until the home pregnancy test reveals…

Compassion in Affliction (Psalm 12)

It is probably fair to say that the professing Christian world is not renowned for its unity. While there is objective unity in the Spirit, division is frequently the hallmark of the Christian church in practice. Divisions have perhaps only intensified over the last…

Immanently Transcendent (Psalm 11)

Bible readers have long puzzled over how to best reconcile the opening two chapters of Genesis. Some believe that there are contradictions in the chronologies of the two chapters. While I am persuaded that the two creation accounts can be reconciled, there seems to…

The Problem of Evil (Psalm 10)

The problem of evil is a formal category in classical philosophy. The question seeks to reconcile the reality of evil and suffering with the existence of an omnipotent, omnibenevolent, and omniscient God. The Bible claims the existence of a God who is all-powerful, all-loving,…

Reality Check (Psalm 9)

We live in an age in which an arguably small but very vocal minority strongly push a humanistic worldview that seeks to sideline God, religion, and anything supernatural. French biologist Jacques Monod describes man’s quest for meaning as an “age old dream” and says…

Significantly Insignificant (Psalm 8)

Science fiction fans will recognise these words: Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.   Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an…

When God Sleeps (Psalm 7)

One of the most comforting biblical truths for Christians is that the God of the Bible neither slumbers nor sleeps (Psalm 121:3–4). We chuckle when we read Elijah mockingly suggesting to the prophets of Baal that their god might have fallen asleep and need…

With God Daily (Psalm 6)

Some time ago, I stumbled across some of prosperity gospel preacher Kenneth Copeland’s writing on the Internet in which he recalled a time when he was “in desperation … squalling out to God about something.” He wrote that God does not hear the prayers…