Job 40-42: Conclusions.

May 14, 2015. Daily Reading: Job 40-42. Background: Job 38-39. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 40 Seeing the glory of God through Behemoth: The Lord again addresses Job in a rhetorical way to emphasize the immense difference between man and God, and Job promises silence out of his shame for contending with the Almighty. This chapter…

Psalm 48-50: God’s glory.

April 29, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 48-50. Background: Psalm 45-47. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 48 The city of God: This psalm, written of the Sons of Korah, is a song of praise dedicated to the Lord. It depicts God in His glory, and then by proxy of His holy city, Zion. Zion in described in grand…

Be silent before God.

July 19, 2014. “Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.” (Zechariah 2:13) Passages like this one almost give me chills when I read them. Sometimes I think that American Christianity has gotten so big and flashy that we forget our relationship to the Lord God Almighty,…

An introduction to God.

April 1, 2014. “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,“ and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he.Before me no god was formed,nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior. I declared…

Entering into God’s presence.

March 4, 2014. “I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Our feet have been standingwithin your gates, O Jerusalem!” (Psalm 122:1-2) There was a time in my life, albeit I didn’t realize this at the time, when going to church was an obligation. For me…

The Lord and his call.

March 2, 2014. “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6) All praise to the Father, who is of…