We should remember afresh that God’s word is living and active, and he calls us into his joyous fellowship.
We read Scripture in the presence of the Risen Christ, and the Holy Spirit is the agent who teaches us, instructs us, and enables us to see the truths of God’s word.
Psalm 119 is the grand wisdom psalm of the Bible. With 176 verses, this psalm is to the rest of the psalter what the Grand Canyon is to all other canyons.
The shocking thing about psalm 87 is that nations who are enemies of Israel are promised to one day share in its covenant blessings.
We are people of hope, because we have the capacity to always look to the future and know with confidence that God is in control and he will someday set all things right.
Though Psalm 135 begins and ends with an admonition to praise the LORD that is very specific to Israel, it is actually a very global psalm with a wise admonition for all peoples throughout the whole earth.
This is a psalm of hope and a celebration of God’s grace in our lives. It’s wonderful when we have those moments in our lives and we can say “It is well with my soul!”
This psalm expresses our great longing to be in the presence of God: “My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”
This psalm demonstrates that even a thousand years before the coming of Christ, all the great events of the incarnation and salvation history were already predicted in seed form.
God alone is the Lord of history. Through the incarnation, the LORD has set another historical trajectory into motion.