Psalm 134 pays tribute to those who stand by night in the house of the Lord. It is a short psalm; only Psalm 117 is of shorter length. It is the last of the fifteen “Psalms or Songs of Degrees.” As this series come to a close, this psalm carries us in spirit to the… Read More Standing By Night In The House Of The Lord — Bill Boyd
Remember the Levi Strauss & Co logo? Two horses, going in opposite directions with a pair of Levi blue jeans secured between them, showing the strength of the blue jeans. What is really being accomplished? Nothing! Why? The horses are pulling in opposite directions. Now, if those jeans are that strong, imagine what the pioneers… Read More The Benefits of Unity — Larry Judd
We live in a world full of suffering, heartache and wickedness. In astonishment some may ask: “Is there any hope?” YES! There is an everlasting hope. You can find peace. A follow up question might be: “Where can we find this hope?” The answer is found in His Word! In fact, in our text for… Read More In His Word I Hope — Ray Reynolds, Ph.D.
Psalm 127 is one of two Psalms attributed to Solomon. It speaks of God’s sovereignty and the blessings that come from depending on Him. The reader is reminded of the futility of seeking success on one’s own merit without trusting in God. The psalm begins: “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain… Read More Unless The Lord Builds A House — Michael Grooms
When I was a young lad my granddad and I would often tease one another with harmless jokes, tricks and horseplay. Sometimes, when I would “get one over on him,” he would take his cap off, rub his sparsely haired head, and reply, “Now Steve, you’re just not trying to get along, are you!” That… Read More Where To Look In Times Of Scorn — Steve Vice
With gratitude for Jehovah’s goodness, the psalmist in Psalm 118 begins with a fourfold declaration of God’s never failing mercy. The nation, the priests, and all that fear the Lord are urged to say with him “that his mercy endures forever.” This is much on the psalmist’s heart as he describes how God had answered… Read More The Steadfast Love Of God — David R. Pharr
Psalm 116 is attributed to David and is a psalm of praise for the Lord’s deliverance. One can readily see these words escaping from David’s pen as he hides in the wilderness from Saul or as he flees for his life from his son Absalom. Verses 1-2 are a plea for help as well as… Read More You Have Delivered My Soul From Death — Roy Knight
Psalm 112 is an acrostic poem that uses the Hebrew alphabet to express the greatness and blessedness of those with the right attitude about God and His commandments. Verses 1-3 say, “Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth;… Read More Greatly Delighting In God’s Commandments — Cougan Collins