28 Sep 2016

Arise, O God0

David calls out to God in Psalm 3, saying, “Arise, O Lord! Save me, O my God!” The Hebrew word translated arise can mean “to accomplish or succeed.” It’s as if David is asking the Lord to take action. It’s not a command he gives to God, for who could command Him a thing? But [...]

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15 Aug 2016

Sweet Psalmist of My Soul0

I am fascinated with all that David experienced in his lifetime. He makes my life look so boring! Through our experiences, God grows us as His children. I’m thankful that David was chosen to live such a remarkable life for us to witness. His triumphant victories and horrific failures were public, observed not only by [...]

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13 Jul 2016

Umpire of My Heart0

In the third chapter of Colossians, Paul asks the readers of his letter to “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts . . .” Rule (brabeuo) is an athletic term that means, “to be an umpire; to decide, determine, direct, or control.” The peace of Christ is an umpire for my heart. I [...]

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28 Jun 2016

Delayed Obedience0

There is a popular saying in Christian parenting circles: “Delayed obedience is disobedience.” I have found myself saying this quite a lot lately as my daughters have needed constant reminding of what it means to obey without objection or delay. It is our natural tendency to say “why” or “no” or “but” when we are [...]

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17 May 2016

Remedy for a Divided Mind0

From before sunrise to beyond sunset, God’s Law dominated the psalmist’s life. In the incredible acrostic poem, Psalm 119 we see when the Word was important to him throughout his day.
Before dawn:
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words (147).
Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation [...]

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