Psalm 85

I have found a certain richness in the psalms numbering in the 80’s.  One of my favorite praise songs from my time in youth ministry, “Better Is One Day in Your Courts”, came directly from Psalm 84.  Today, we take a look at the following psalm, number 85.  In it we find the heartbeat of a vibrant relationship with God. … Read More

Psalm 67

We ask for things.  All.  The.  Time.  Sometimes we don’t even realize how much stuff we ask for.  I have two sons in elementary/middle school.  I am astounded at the sheer volume of things they ask for–material things, food, help, etc.  Of course, I ask for my share of stuff as well. There is often a common motivating factor behind … Read More

Psalm 29

This particular psalm begins with an interesting word:  “ascribe”.  That word is defined as “to assign a characteristic or quality”.  In other words, if you “ascribe” something to someone else, you are stating that he or she is worthy of that quality or characteristic.  In Psalm 29, therefore, David is saying that glory and strength are due to God.  He … Read More

Psalm 27

In my Bible, Psalm 27 is described as “a psalm of fearless trust in God”.  “Fearless trust”…that’s a wonderful way to describe what it means to be in right relationship with God.  It’s also a concept that can be most elusive.  David begins the psalm with words that are, perhaps, familiar to you.  “The Lord is my light and my … Read More