What Living by Faith Looks Like

     One of Edgar Guest’s more famous poems begins with the line “I’d rather see a sermon.”  Like sheep, humans need a leader to follow; like young students in school, humans need a pattern to imitate.  When Jesus was asked “Who is my neighbor?”…

Wise and Unwise Faith

       Like Adam and Eve, every human must decide a most critical question:  Will I live by wise or unwise faith?  We must decide in whom we will place our trust.  The choices are mutually exclusive and eternally significant.  Our options are clearly…

Misplaced and Well-Placed Faith

       The bulk of Psalm 146 is a contrast between misplaced faith in humanity (verses 3 and 4) and well-placed faith in God (verses 5 to 10).  Here, it is written: “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in…

Transforming “How Long?” into “Hold on!”

       Because He is eternal, God does not have the same perception of time as humanity does.  One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day (2nd Peter 3:8); therefore, there were occasions which arose…

The Blessings of Faith

       Although it appears as the concluding summary, the theme of Psalm 84 is “O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!” (v. 12).  In the first eleven verses, one of the sons of Korah elaborates on three supreme blessings of faith.  These are:…

Asaph’s Tenacious Faith

       Psalms 79 and 80 appear to be companion psalms.  In Psalm 79, Asaph focuses upon a recent calamity in Jerusalem; in Psalm 80, he petitions God to restore His people.  Psalm 79 concludes with a reference to God’s people as “sheep of Your…