What a difference there is between Psalm 56:1 – “Have pity on me, O God, because people are harassing me. All day long warriors oppress me” and Psalm 56:13 – “You have rescued me from death. You have kept my feet from stumbling so that I could walk in your presence, in the light of life.” God has […]Read More God has not forgotten you.
Reading the words of the Psalmist, “The words of the Lord are pure words” (Psalm 12:6), brought to mind the words of the Apostle Paul – “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst” (1 Timothy 1:15). God’s Word is […]Read More “The words of the Lord are pure words” (Psalm 12).
This Psalm begins with a tremendous statement of faith – “In the Lord I take refuge.” The whole Psalm should be understood in the light of this tremendous statement of faith. * From the vantage-point of faith, the Psalmist is able to overcome the temptation to doubt God (vs. 1-3). – His enemies say to […]Read More God’s Way of Salvation (Psalm 11)
“Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” (1). This question can be turned around. God puts the question to us, “Why, in your times of trouble, do you stand far off?” In this Psalm, God is inviting us to think about the kind of people we […]Read More It’s either one or the other – turning towards God or turning away from Him (Psalm 10).
* The Psalmist worships the Lord (Psalm 9:1-2). * He does not speak proud words. He sees all things in the light of the holy God (Psalm 9:3-8). * At the heart of this Psalm, there is a declaration of the character of God (Psalm 9:7-8). * The majesty, righteousness and judgment of God – […]Read More Praise God for His Deliverance (Psalm 9).
‘Who is a God like You? You forgive sin… You love to be merciful.You will again have compassion on us… You will throw all our sins into the depths of the ocean!… You will bless us… You will set Your love upon us…’ (Micah 7:18-20) – ‘I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the […]Read More How marvellous, how wonderful is my Saviour’s love for me!
Lord, You are the God of holiness. You are the God of love. Your holiness is loving holiness. Your love is holy love. Help us to see that Your holiness and Your love belong together. It’s not one without the other. It’s not holiness without love. It’s not love without holiness. We need both – […]Read More Lord, You are the God of holiness. You are the God of love.