The Riches of God’s Goodness

       He who thinks thanks.       When David had completed his meditation on the riches of God’s goodness in his life (Psalm 21:1-12), he burst forth in thankful praise: “Be exalted, O Lord, in Your own strength!  We will sing and praise Your power” (v….

“I was Brought Forth in Iniquity”

       The Scriptures record the death of two of David’s sons.  One—the result of his adultery with Uriah’s wife—died in infancy at the age of one week (2 Samuel 12:15-23); the other—Absalom—died as a young man in a coup attempt against the King, Jehovah’s…

David’s Example of Repentance

       Psalm 51 is one of the fruits of repentance which flows from godly sorrow. David wrote it because Nathan the prophet went to him after he had gone in to Bathsheba and rebuked him.  It illustrates the diligence, the clearing, the indignation, the…

The Exceedingly Sinfulness of Sin

       One of the important purposes of the Law of Moses is to expose the exceedingly sinfulness of sin (Romans 7:13).  True spiritual wisdom is attained when you have a firm and growing grasp of the enormity of sin.  In the words of Psalm…

Beware of Idolatry

       “Little children, keep yourselves from idols” is how the apostle John concludes his first epistle (1 John 5:21).  Idolatry occurs when God is made into man’s image.  Fundamentally, idolatry is a mental creation; it may or may not involve metal or wood.  This…

Living by Faith

       A continuous challenge of faith is to view God as He has actually revealed Himself in Scripture.  Since He is a person—not a philosophy or a fantasy—a Biblically-based belief in Him necessitates an accurate faith that expresses itself in practical ways in our…