Psalm 7 portrays God as the great warrior who stands by our side in the battle against evil in which we are engaged.
Although David was battling enemies here on earth, the psalm portrays the whole earth rocking and quivering under the power of God as he thunders forth with his presence and power.
All of the great themes and figures in the Old Testament are brought together and fulfilled through the life and work of the Suffering Servant.
In the Bible, death is nothing more than sin made visible. Thus, God’s victory over sin must, ultimately, be a visible victory over death.
It is fitting that at the very moment Jesus was, quite literally, shedding his blood for us, he addressed God as Father, thereby modeling for us the new and living way that was being opened to all of us through the gospel.
Biblically speaking, we are all refugees in the sense that we all should have a sense of displacement, a longing for the only true place where we are at home: the presence of God.
In the aftermath of Korah’s rebellion, very few would have believed that one day their family would be appointed to lead worship for all of God’s people.
When we affirm the substitutionary atonement (i.e., that Jesus died in our place), we also understand that this was only possible because he had lived in our place.
When the Bible refers to love and hate, it does not correspond particularly well with the ways those two words are used today.
This beautiful hardback book is a collection of thoughts on each of the psalms by Timothy and Julie Tennent. While no single meditation could even begin to exhaust the meaning and insight of any given psalm, these particular meditations are the result of many prayerful conversations about each of these psalms that have arisen from a daily practice of psalm singing over the years. These meditations are not intended to be a formal commentary on the Psalms, however it may surely serve as a guide for anyone who wants to engage the Psalms in a deeper way.