Messiah in the Psalms
July 7th, 2021
The Psalms are filled with references to the “anointed” one and to many of the things that Jesus went through and said in his earthly ministry. How is it that literature dating back, in many cases, mo...
Being a Sanctuary
June 30th, 2021
Our journey through Psalm 73 has brought us to a turnaround point for Asaph. He describes it as a time when he “went into the sanctuary of God” (Ps. 73:17). New observations began to take root in his ...
Prophets of Weirdness
June 17th, 2021
With all due respect, these guys are really weird! Why would God want the very people who are said to be his “mouthpiece” to be so strange, so anti-social, so bizarre? Don’t believe me? Consider:...
Light Breaks Through: The Sanctuary of God and a New Perspective (Psalm 73)
June 2nd, 2021
We’ve moved slowly through the first half of Psalm 73, noting Asaph’s lament over the prosperity of the wicked. And we’ve sought to extract truth and wisdom to apply to today, in our own lives and in ...
Reading the Bible without Snoring
May 14th, 2021
It has been suggested that we give some thought to reading the Bible out loud as we have opportunity – family, small groups, Sunday school, before supper, after supper, before bed, when you can’t slee...
Yes, It Can Happen Here. And It Has. (Psalm 73)
May 12th, 2021
Asaph served and wrote during the years of King David’s reign in Jerusalem (1000-962 B.C.), and in part of Solomon’s reign thereafter. By and large these were good years for the nation. Times of milit...
How is Good to be Measured? (Psalm 73)
May 12th, 2021
Asaph’s Psalm 73 lament understandably is magnified by what he observes among his own people and their leaders. He finds them, the chosen people of God, drifting away from God’s Law and often adopting...
Systemic Rebellion II
April 30th, 2021
It seems I have written too many blogs on rebellion. Unfortunately, rebellion is a significant story line in the OT. From the divided kingdom after Solomon’s death to the Babylonian captivity covered ...
When the Past is a Trap (Psalm 73)
April 26th, 2021
And so it has come to this. Our friend Asaph, a godly man and leader, confesses something that is hard for us to believe. Does he truly mean that he views his life with some regret? That he may have m...
Why Should the Rantings of the Wicked Matter?
April 21st, 2021
We’re seeing that Asaph’s lament in Psalm 73 arises from what he perceives as the “prosperity of the wicked” (vs. 3). Note his observations of the wicked. They seem prosperous, healthy, successful, at...
From the Heart of Pastor Chris
April 21st, 2021
When George Floyd was killed this summer, I was horrified by the footage I saw. I mourned and reached out to a number of friends of color and also friends who serve in law enforcement. Not a person I ...
The Prosperity of the Wicked: Asaphs Lament (Psalm 73)
April 12th, 2021
We’ve watched our friend Asaph set the foundation for his Psalm 73 lament. He has proclaimed steadfast trust in God’s goodness (vs. 1), and shared deep doubt and despair over something he can’t reconc...
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