Hebrews 1:1

“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,” The book of Hebrews has long been called the “Better” book because the superior work of Christ is emphasized over the old system of Tora. The writer begins by stating a fact that can be used to contrast […]

Hebrews

The book of Hebrews is somewhat unique in the New Testament. Like Revelation, it appears to be a genre apart from the rest of the books. In some ways, it is like a letter but in many ways not. It seems to be more of a literary piece, like an essay or white paper but […]

Psalm 150:6

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!” (Psalm 15:6) In case we missed it, the psalmist closes with his permanent theme of praising the Lord. Even a slow student would have caught on by now. God wants the creation to praise him. Any way we can and every way we can […]

Psalm 149:1

“Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!” (Psalm 149:1) I have to smile to myself when I read this verse. Not because I find something funny about singing to God; on the contrary, I think singing to God is one of the most wonderful […]

Psalm 148:1

“Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars! Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! (Psalm 148:3) The psalmist refuses to give up. He wants everyone and everything to praise God. Why shouldn’t they? All of these things received their being and their glory from God. Why not […]

Psalm 147:1

“Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.” (Psalm 147:1) It is true, isn’t it? If you have praised the Lord in song, you know how pleasant, how satisfying that singing can be. It makes you feel good because […]

Psalm 146:1

“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!” (Psalm 146:1) The psalms have given us many reasons to praise the Lord as well as many ways. The psalms have reminded us that all of God’s creation praises God, and the only exception is mankind. Of all the creation, mankind has the greatest reason to […]

Psalm 145:20

“The Lord preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.” (Psalm 145:20) There are two kinds of people in the world, and there have always been these two kinds of people. Simply put by the psalmist, there are those who love God and those who don’t. Those who love God are […]

Psalm 144:3

“O Lord, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?” (Psalm 144:3) Forget for a minute that you have heard this verse in connection with the coming of the Messiah and ask the question for yourself. Phrase it this way, “O Lord what am I that […]

Psalm 143:10

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” (Psalm 143:10) We may occasionally have a problem understanding what the will of God is but its not really a major hindrance in our walk with God. Throughout history, mankind has not really struggled with […]