Twofold Truth of Immanuel

For some, the Christmas season is wonderful, commemorating all things merry and bright. There are cookies to decorate, movies to stream, gifts to wrap, people to serve, and family and friends to pull close. But for many others, the Christmas season is paired with seemingly more challenges than cheer. Perhaps hidden behind their relaxed smiles…

Psalm 18:6 – Call Out to God…Always

“In my distress, I called to the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry reached his ears.” – Psalm 18:6 Psalm 18 was composed by David the day God delivered him from the hands of Saul. I encourage you to read it and jot…

Psalm 17:15 – Behold

Note: Although this series has stretched out a few days longer than I originally planned, we are almost coming to its end.  “As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.” – Psalm 17:15 Today, while not ignoring verses 1-14 in Psalm 17, we…

Psalm 16:10 – Jesus Lives

“For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.” – Psalm 16:10 Psalm 16 is deserving of the title “The Golden Psalm” because we discover golden jewels of truth in this short but satisfying Psalm. What I love most about it, though, is that we are not left…

Psalm 15:1 – Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill?

“O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill?” – Psalm 15:1  Psalm 15 was composed by David and is supposedly connected to the removal of the ark on the holy hill, but we can’t know for sure. The central question of this Psalm is, “Who shall dwell on…

Psalm 14:1 – What the Fool Says In His Heart

“The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.” – Psalm 14:1 Psalm 13, 14, and 15 were supposedly written during the Babylonian invasion. [i] I didn’t mention this in my post about Psalm 13, but I probably should have. My…