This weekend we were out of town visiting our daughter in college. At one point we were in a bookstore and I began to read a biography about a college football player who suffered terrible injury that has left him paralyzed from the neck down. In the time that I had to read this book I was able to read about that night and all of the experiences that he had gone through in the hours and days that followed...
“Sing to God, sing praises to His name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; His name is the LORD; exult before Him! Father of the fatherless and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.” (Psalm 68:4-6)
When we looked at Psalm 68: 1-4 we observed the first th...
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the...
“God shall arise, His enemies shall be scattered; and those who hate Him shall flee before Him! As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God! But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!”
These are just the first three verses of a longer psalm that contains many wonderful things. To beg...
Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;
when I fall, I shall rise;
when I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be a light to me.
9 I will bear the indignation of the Lord
because I have sinned against him,
until he pleads my cause
and executes judgment for me.
He will bring me out to the light;
I shall look upon his vindicatio...
There was a sermon that was preached a decade ago by a well known minister to 7,000 Christian counselors. This sixty-three year old minister began to speak to them about his own bouts with sin, personal weakness’ and temptations.
If I were to read to you the transcript of the message that he had given to these Christian counselor’s it would reveal that this minister sought to bare his soul to that audience b...
We saw last week in Micah 6:9-16 that Micah has just been used as the instrument through which the LORD has spoken. We discussed these words, “The voice of the LORD cries to the city – and it is sound wisdom to fear your name.”
In that text last week we discovered, among other things that:
The LORD peers down into our homes and sees every detail that is there.