God as Sustainer.

July 18, 2016. “Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’” (Acts 17:27b-28) It’s been quite a while since I last wrote, and I really have…

Ecclesiastes 11-12: The meaning of life.

December 3, 2015. Daily Reading: Ecclesiastes 11-12. Background: Ecclesiastes 9-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 The preacher’s wisdom: As the book comes to a close, the preacher gives some practice wisdom for this life. Different interpretations of these proverb-like sayings have been given and thus what is commented here should not be taken as fact…

Psalm 102-104: Bless the Lord, O my soul.

September 23, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 102-104. Background: Psalm 99-101. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 102 A cry of the afflicted: This psalm is a prayer of the afflicted who is pouring out his troubles and complaint before the Lord. The psalmist diligently seeks the audience of the Lord in the first stanza and asks for…

Psalm 96-98: A joyful noise to the Lord.

September 9, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 96-98. Background: Psalm 93-95. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 96 Ascribe to the Lord His glory: This psalm is a psalm of worship and praise, ascribing the due glory and power to the Lord of Heaven, Creator of all. The opening calls all the earth into chorus to sing a…

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…

No tears in heaven.

January 25, 2014. Last night I had a dream where I was at my house with some friends from the CSC (you know how settings get all mixed up in dreams), and we were hanging out in my driveway. The neighbors had a group of people over and they got into a circle and started…