The Seriousness of the Sin of Partiality–Part One

“If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself,’ you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and…

Reasons Why Partiality is Wrong–Part Two

“Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and…

Reasons Why Partiality is Wrong–Part One

“For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, “You sit…

Prayer and God’s Praise

       Few of God’s blessings are more praiseworthy than the blessing of prayer.  Even though he lived under the old covenant without all the blessings found in Jesus being his mediator, the composer of Psalm 66 still experienced rich blessings in answer to his…

The Praiseworthy Providence of God

       God’s providence is usually thought of in terms of His general providence in which “He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and the unjust” (Matthew 5:45); thus, He gives “fruitful seasons, filling…

Three Reasons for Jehovah’s Praiseworthiness

       As expected of any hymnal, the book of Psalms has many compositions of praise.  Psalm 66 definitely fits the mold.  It bursts forth with this vigorous pronouncement: “Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!  Sing out the honor of His name; make…

God’s Worthship–Part Two

       The English word “worship” was originally spelled “worthship”.  This etymological fact clearly exposes the fundamental purpose of worship—to acknowledge the worthiness of God in reverent joy and grateful praise.  Several psalms were written to acknowledge Jehovah’s utter praiseworthiness.  Psalm 65 is one of…