For some reason, I never published this post from 2015. I just found it in my drafts as I was cleaning out, and thought I would resurrect it. Remember, as you read it, that it was originally written in May 2015. A lot has happened since then – many new enemies have reared their ugly… Continue reading In the presence of enemies
Pastor Lamberson posted a video yesterday on the church website and YouTube channel, from Psalm 46:10-11, on the concept of knowing God. I’ll post the link below so you can listen. Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The LORD… Continue reading You need to know God!
The Carpenters sang a song a very long time ago named simply “Hideaway”. The opening line was “I’ve got to find a place to hideaway, far from the shadows of my mind. Sunlight and laughter, love ever after, oh, how I long to find a place to hideaway.” I remember listening to that song on… Continue reading A Place to Hide Away
While reading this morning from Psalm 37, I came on this note by Charles Spurgeon on verse 4. I think it’s worth sharing. “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” The worldly person says, “I thought religion was all self-denial; I never imagined that in loving God we could… Continue reading Take delight in the Lord
Today’s sermon was from Jonah 2:1-10, Jonah’s prayer from the belly of the whale, or great fish. Here’s a song based on that same text. If you heard the sermon, this will serve as a good backdrop or reminder. If you didn’t hear it, the link to listen is below. Here’s the text from Jonah.… Continue reading Jonah’s Psalm
In studying for today’s lesson on Psalm 73, I read this verse: If I had said, “I will speak thus,” I would have betrayed the generation of your children. The Psalmist was in the midst of a personal thought crisis, and really wanted to speak his piece. But he didn’t, at least not immediately. He… Continue reading The beauty of holding your tongue
“… this book brings us into the sanctuary, draws us off from converse with men, with the politicians, philosophers, or disputers of this world, and directs us into communion with God, by solacing and reposing our souls in him, lifting up and letting out our hearts towards him. Thus may we be in the mount… Continue reading Until I came into the sanctuary of God
But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows… Continue reading But I will sing!
Praise the LORD! I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wondrous… Continue reading Psalm 111 – praising God in the congregation
Then here’s a good reminder of what you should be doing. Psalms 135-150 (Volume Two) by Hope College Worship (featuring Bruce Benedict) If you’d prefer to read it, you can go here: Psalm 150 (ESV)