Psalm 81:11

“But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.” (Psalm 81:11) This is a sad verse in a rather sad Psalm. For all that God did for Israel, the nation turned its back on Him. They were in slavery in Egypt, and God set them free, but they did […]

Special Prayer Request

Medical Teams currently in Haiti need our prayers. Due to the unrest and civil demonstrations of the Haitian people, they are not only unable to work with the people but they are having trouble leaving the country. For days they have been cloistered away from the public as they tried to find a way to […]

Psalm 80:3

“Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved!” (Psalm 80:3) This phrase is repeated twice more in the psalm’s entirety. It speaks volumes that the psalmist recognized the need for restoration. His was a nation saved by God and then sustained by God that they went astray and abandoned God. […]

Psalm 79:13

“But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.” (Psalm 79:13) This statement comes at the end of the Psalm, and when you read the first twelve verses, its meaning is obvious. The people of God will not act like […]

Psalm 78:4

“We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.” (Psalm 78:4) As I listen to the news and read the daily paper in 2019, I am left wondering if we as a people could […]

Psalm 77:8

“Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time?” (Psalm 77:8) In the English Standard Version, this Psalm is titled, “In the Day of Trouble I seek the Lord.” The very sentiment of this verse has given rise to songs and sermons. It is a rhetorical question, and the […]

Psalm 76:1

“In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel.” (Psalm 76:1) How unfortunate that you and I live in a nation that wants to remove the knowledge of God from its citizens and take His name out of the public conscious. There was a time, and it wasn’t long ago that God was […]

Psalm 75:3

“When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars.” (Psalm 75:3) So, the verse we read yesterday from Psalm 74 said that God set the boundaries of the earth and God controlled the seasons. This Psalm takes it a step further. When the world gets out of whack […]

Psalm 74:17

“You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.” (Psalm 74:17) We live in a time when man has decided that he is in charge of the earth and that he can affect summer and winter. We used to have prophets who claimed the world would come to an […]

Psalms 73:25

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.” (Psalm 73:25) Perhaps there weren’t as many things to desire in the world when this psalm was written. Perhaps not as much self-reliance among earth’s inhabitants. But the descriptions given in the first part of this psalm […]