Ecclesiastes 3-4: Time, the eternal and the finite.

November 5, 2015. Daily Reading: Ecclesiastes 3-4. Background: Ecclesiastes 1-2. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 3 1. A time for everything: The first eight verses of this chapter comprise what is perhaps one of the most well known passages in the book. In beautiful poetry, the preacher makes the point that there is a time for…

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 87-89: Addressing God.

August 19, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 87-89. Background: Psalm 84-86. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 87 The city of God: A song of the sons of Korah, this psalm highlights the holy city of God (Jerusalem, whether physical or spiritual), often referred to as Zion, of which glorious are spoken of her. The first three verse of…

How long…?

November 11, 2014. When I am reading through the bible, there is a phrase that usually sticks out to me when I come across it. It is a phrase that cry for a change in action or situation, one that embodies emotion and makes a statement to whatever audience it is addressed to. The phrase…

Lessons from a weeping prophet.

October 3, 2014. “What can I say for you, to what compare you,     O daughter of Jerusalem? What can I liken to you, that I may comfort you,     O virgin daughter of Zion? For your ruin is vast as the sea;     who can heal you? Your prophets have seen for you     false and deceptive visions; they…

Why, O Lord?

March 8, 2014. O Lord, my God- above all else! Here me when I cry. Atone to my spirt, for it longs in days so dry. I know you are there, I know, but am blind to see! Teach me your paths May you be known to me! I praise you by night, though I…