- BY MARTIN HARTSLIEF PSALM 50: !!!!!!!!WARNING!!!!!!!! Have you slipped into legalism? Is what you do for God defining your identity rather than what God has done for you? Does your life reflect a life submitted to the Lord of Lords? Asaph, a Levite and a choirmaster in David’s house pens this strong Psalm detailing … Continue reading PSALM 50: !!!WARNING!!!
- by JJ Jackson Psalm 49 opens up baiting us with a great opener. Essentially saying, “I'm going to reveal a great secret to you! “So you immediately want to carry on reading! Verses 5-8 go on to describe how some people, haughty and wicked people, boast and trust in riches above God! This on … Continue reading PSALM 49:THE TRAP OF TRUSTING MONEY
-By Shona Nell The scholars think that this might have been one of the Psalms that was sung at the dedication of the second Temple in Jerusalem, or perhaps to commemorate a great victory. Whatever the occasion, it is an outpouring of praise to God for his long-term faithfulness in defending, protecting and restoring Jerusalem. … Continue reading PSALM 48: CELEBRATE THE VICTORY
Psalm 47 is said to be one of the psalms whose background is not certain per the bible scholars. Whether it was after the victory of a battle or when David carried the Ark of the Presence of God from the house of Obed Edom. One person even says psalm was written at the end … Continue reading PSALM 47: PRAISE GOD!
PSALM 46 – GOD OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH Psalm 46 opens as a statement declaring that “God IS our refuge and strength”! It’s not a question or a thought, it’s a statement of faith and conviction by the Psalmist. This opening line sets the foundation that everything is tested against, and every time God prevails. … Continue reading PSALM 46: GOD OUR REFUGE
A. THE PRESENCE AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN JESUS Introduction Paul in Galatians 5:16 says, “Walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. What does this mean? What does this look like? Do we have an example? Can we ever obey this command? Tonight we … Continue reading THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN JESUS
-BY LISA RENTZKE PSALM 45 – A MAGNIFICENT DAY! What a glorious picture the Psalmist paints of Jesus, the Messiah, a mighty warrior going out to battle against His enemies, to establish His throne and to claim His beautiful Bride, the Church. He fights for truth, He fights for righteousness, He fights for you and … Continue reading PSALM 45: A MAGNIFICENT DAY!
-BY GRACE STRUMPFER In Psalm 44, our roadtrip takes a difficult turn. The first part (v1-8) is easy: God is good and faithful, etc. We know that, and we love reading about it. In the second part (v9-26) we change gears. The psalmist begins to deal with intense confusion and distress as God, it seems, … Continue reading PSALM 44: WHERE IS GOD IN MY PAIN?
BY ANDREA IMMELMAN PSALM 43: LONGING FOR GOD This psalm, it is likely, was penned upon the same occasion with the former, and, having no title, may be looked upon as an appendix to it. Vers 2 of this psalm is almost the very same with the 42:9 of the foregoing psalm, also v5 is … Continue reading PSALM 43: LONGING FOR GOD
PSALM 42 - I THIRST Whenever I read this Psalm, the picture I see is of En Gedi, in Israel. En Gedi is a fresh water spring/oasis with cascading waterfalls and caves by the Dead Sea surrounded by the Judean wilderness. The water falls down into a pool and then overflows and falls down further … Continue reading PSALM 42: I THIRST