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I am preaching later today about the POWER of God. Especially as He has made it available to us! And, as the Lord would have it, my morning Bible reading has led me to Psalm 77. Where, in its 14th verse, it records these words: “Thou art the God that doest wonders: Thou hast declared […]
“So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.” Psalm 79:13, a Psalm of Asaph. My first question is WHY? Why are God’s people here thanking Him so? And the previous 12 verses of the Psalm answer that query. BECAUSE […]
And I have this fact on good Authority, the Holy Bible! Psalm 76, in its very first verse, promises such. “In Judah is God known: His Name is great in Israel.” And while this blessed Revival (I would sure call it that) has not yet occurred, it will happen in days ahead! It certainly is not […]
In the Bible, the Old Testament particularly, the noun “horn” can mean three things. Literally, the horn of an animal, an ox for example. Secondly, a musical instrument, often made out of the horn of such a dead animal! Then thirdly, a symbol for “POWER.” The horns of a mighty goat or ram (as in […]
We are living in wicked days! And while I realize some of these Lessons are read around the world, America (my home country) is rushing down the path to reprobation! (If she has not already arrived there.) I no longer call this Nation the “United States,” because she is not that any more. God has […]
It’s a simple Statement, written by the Psalmist Asaph long ago: “But it is good for me TO DRAW NEAR to God.” (Psalm 73:28) So true, yet so hard-to-communicate to Christians today. Many Believers in Jesus are simply satisfied that they are already near (enough) to God. After all, they have been saved? Right? Yet […]
Psalm 72 ends with these words: “Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.” These divinely inspired Lines actually gave me the “seed thought” for today’s Lesson. “Let […]
In our King James Bible the Words do not form a question, but a bold Statement of Truth! At least that’s the case based on the punctuation used. “O God, who is like unto thee!” Psalm 71:19 Let it be noted that every other Bible “Version” that I could find on-line this morning places a […]
Exactly! Psalm 70:4 prays to the Lord … “Let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.” I am thinking that (surely) all of us who are saved by the Grace of God “love” the Salvation He has provided us! If not, we have at least left our first love, or worse. […]
I was reading Psalm 69 earlier today. This Line spoke to my heart, knowing that it actually happened to my Saviour. “They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.” Psalm 69:21 Matthew records the event, Jesus dying on the old rugged Cross … “They gave […]
And though today’s Text is a rather “mild” such prayer … it is nonetheless quite powerful! “Imprecatory,” they call it. It is found at the Head (actually Verse 1) of Psalm 68. “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.” A request that God’s enemies be […]
Psalm 67 is a unique Passage of Scripture. It might be summarized by a single sentence, a condensation: “When the praises go up … the Blessings will come down!” But one Line in this Psalm expresses a prayer, quite a big one, that has not yet been fully answered. Look with me at verse 3 […]
That’s exactly what Psalm 66:1 highlights … “Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.” THE HONOUR OF THE NAME OF THE LORD! In Old Testament parlance one’s “name” is synonymous to one’s “reputation, character, essence!” You are what your name says you to be! Then God’s Name, thrice Holy, is worthy […]
Psalm 65 opens (in verse 2) with this great Fact about God: “O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.” This Truth alone, if the Psalm had not another word, could provide spiritual strength for a long time! Built around the Theme of Praise, Psalm 65 is actually a Prayer within itself. […]
Have you ever heard this little saying? “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” I’ve been able to trace it back to the mid-1800’s. And surprisingly, it is not part of some long, epic poem on verbal use or abuse. Just that single, compound sentence! But Psalm 64 makes […]
A new Bible Study Lesson should have been written yesterday morning, Sunday the 26th of September. But having preached two Revivals last week (one ending Saturday night) and beginning a new Revival (Sunday morning) … I was not able to write as usual. There are sometimes limits to a person’s physical abilities. The Lord willing, […]
At least we’re going to discuss what one Psalmist did at night, to great profit! “I remember thee (Lord) upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.” Psalm 63:6 Clearly he, during any sleepless hours, thought upon the Lord! Remembered the Lord! The Hebrew verb “remember” used here often means “to mention” […]
Speaking of the ungodly, Psalm 62 says to them… “a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.” Sounds like the Lord is at least calling the wicked “unstable, not dependable, about to implode!” The adjective “bowing” can mean “declining,” and that suggests a “falling” wall, or nearly so! When you see wickedness, […]
Psalm 61, though “short” in length, is “heavy” In Truth. Verse 4 alone is worth its weight in gold! “I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.” Hear David’s resolve, concentration, love! God’s “tabernacle” (in Hebrew “ohel”) means the Lord’s “tent” (141 times translated this […]
Never in my lifetime have I seen the whole world living in such debauchery. Not just a single nation or two … everywhere! And such blatant sin can only lead to one thing, ultimately, the Judgment of God! The Wrath of God! Psalm 60 addresses this issue. There David speaks to God Himself as follows: […]
Psalm 59:17 says, in part, “I will sing of thy power.” Addressing the Lord, of course. No real Christian doubts the fact of God’s Power! Jesus said: “ALL POWER is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” Matthew 28:18 Why, just think of the Power of God involved in creating the universe, in six […]
One Line from Psalm 84 has caught my attention. Here it is: “How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!” Spoken straight to the Lord, the writer adores God’s “tabernacles.” The Hebrew noun used her is “mishkan,” a derivative of the word “shakan” in Hebrew. That’s “shakan” that gives us the word “Shekinah!” As […]
The verb “coalesce” has a Latin background. It basically means “to grow” or “to grow up” (a Latin infinitive spelled “alescere”), with the prefix “co” (“cum” in Latin) meaning “with” or “together” … we get “a number of elements coming together to form one mass or whole! So I’m writing about … a place where […]
The Christian life (for most people anyway) is not lived on an even “keel.” That’s nautical language meaning we all have our “ups” and “downs!” An “even keel” … the boat is not in a storm, is smoothly plying the waters! Yes, we all subscribe to Psalm 118:24 … “This is the day which the […]
Psalm 56 is our Text this morning. And we notice particularly Verse 4 where David resolutely writes: “In God I will praise His Word.” Then again in Verse 10 the pledge is repeated: “In God will I praise His Word.” Well really this promise is iterated (reiterated) a third time, just using a different Name […]

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