Psalm 26

“Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind.” (Psalm 26:2) When David wrote this psalm, he was in a confident frame of mind. What he is asking God to do is just a bit scary, isn’t it? Surely David has searched his heart and mind beforehand and knows what is […]

Psalm 25

“Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.” (Psalm 25:8) This verse reminds us that blind guides lead us into ditches. It also reminds us that sinners are lost when left to their own direction. Isaiah tells us that man can’t direct his own way. The Bible is a catalog […]

Psalm 24

“He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully.” (Psalm 24:4) This verse is the answer to two vital questions asked by the psalmist. “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord and who shall stand in his holy […]

Psalm 23

“He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:3) This psalm is so familiar that we might find it hard to single out one verse to consider. Many Christians learn this psalm at an early age and recite it often. It is a psalm of great comfort […]

Psalm 22

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?” (Psalm 22:1) This is such a familiar verse because we hear it quoted from the lips of Jesus as He endures the agony of God’s withdrawal when Jesus takes on the sins […]

Comments on Galatians

The Galatians blog that appeared on this site is now available at Amazon as an eBook and at all online bookstores in paperback.  It and it’s sister publication (To the Faithful Saints at Ephesus) are verse by verse comments suitable for a devotional or as a small discussion group guide.

Psalm 21

“Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power.” (Psalm 21:13) This is a song of King David relating his praise for the strength of his God who has answered the prayers of the king. There are several psalms which focus on the royalty of the kings of Israel. This […]

Psalm 20

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7) Chariots and horses are weapons of war. Thus some believe the answer to problems is to wage war; either offensively or defensively. The world’s problems and thus our problems will not be solved by […]

Psalm 19

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14) This is a powerful thought whether stated or prayed. Starting with the words of my mouth the psalmist paints a wonderful picture. Can we measure up? What kind of […]

Psalm 18

“In my distress, I called upon the Lord, to my God I cried for help. From his temple, he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.” (Psalm 18:6) What wonderful thoughts for mortal man to contemplate. Surely we will all one day be overcome with distress. What a terrible thought for […]