Morning Musing: Psalm 8:1

“Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is your name throughout the earth! You have covered the heavens with your majesty.”‬‬ (CSB – Read the chapter

Last night my family and I got the chance to take in the truth of these words in a way it may be a very long time—or ever—before we get to again. We saw the majesty of the Lord through the splendor of creation. It was one of those moments where nature boasts loudly of the fingerprints of God, but which only those with the eyes to see will truly appreciate.  The pictures you see here were all taken by my good friend and excellent photographer, Heather Perry.

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Digging in Deeper: Psalm 34:19

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

Isn’t this a nice verse of deliverance?  God delivers us from all of our afflictions.  What great comfort this offers us when we are low.  God won’t leave you on the ground when you are down.  That could almost go on a bumper sticker.  My take?  If that’s how you are reacting to this verse, you might want to take a second look…and this time, take a minute to actually read it. Read the rest…

Digging in Deeper: Psalm 120:2

“Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

The psalmist is almost certainly talking about the lying lips and deceitful tongue of another person here, but if you’ll indulge me for a minute, let’s run in a slightly different direction.  You have perhaps prayed for God to deliver you from the trouble caused by another person, but how about the trouble caused by…you? Read the rest…

Morning Musings: Psalms 119:136

“My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.”  (ESV)

How do you feel about God’s commands?  Here in v. 136 of Psalm 119, the psalmist has poured hundreds of words into his proclamation of his love for and devotion to God’s law.  Here he lands on an idea that is worth considering for a moment.  Again: How do you feel about God’s law? Read the rest…