Seven Rules for Wise Living

       There is no substitute for experience.  The wisdom of a righteous person with the hoary frost of time upon his head is invaluable.  Psalm 37 was written by David as an old man (v. 25).  It is possible that this was the last…

The Essentiality of Godly Fear

       According to Psalm 36:1-4 pride, hatred, wickedness, deceit, folly, evil deeds, and a lack of abhorrence of evil are the bitter tares that grow when the fear of God is missing in the soil of your heart.  A healthy fear of God is…

The Grandeur of God’s Glory

       Though they are polar opposites, the exceeding sinfulness of the wicked’s transgression (Psalm 36:1-4) and the grandeur of God’s glory (Psalm 36:5-9) are both underestimated.  David’s thoughtful meditation on the splendor of Jehovah’s majesty is worthy of deliberate scrutiny and reflective consideration.   …

The Transgression of the Wicked

       When painting a portrait of sin, no Bible writer uses whitewash or pastel colors.  David’s somber words in Psalm 36:1-4 highlight three gruesome truths about the wicked as they defiantly transgress God’s holy and loving boundaries.    Send article as PDF   

Hope When Life’s Storms Come–Part 2

       The fact “God has not promised us smooth sailing, just safe passage” is clearly demonstrated in Psalm 35.  David is engulfed in stormy waters.  His initial response is to pray for Jehovah’s deliverance (vv. 1-8) and to anticipate his joyous response to God’s…

Hope When Life’s Storms Come (Part 1)

       No psalm better illustrates the observation that “God has not promised us smooth sailing, just safe passage” than does Psalm 35.  David is in stormy waters up to his eyes.  His ship of faith is sailing among those who: strive with him (v….

Scared to Death

       One glaring proof of the Bible’s inspiration is its complete honesty.  Noah, the builder of a massive ark which saved his family and himself, got drunk.  Lot, a preacher of righteousness, fathered two sons through incest.  Abraham, the father of the faithful, lied…

The Falsehood of Deism

       A couple of centuries ago, deism was a popular philosophy.  It taught that God created the universe, set the laws of nature in motion, and then settled back on His throne in heaven and let “nature take its course”.  He remained sovereign over…

How to Fear the Lord

       The essentiality and importance of fearing the Lord is emphatic in Scripture.  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7) and wisdom (Psalm 111:10).  It is a fountain of life (Proverbs 14:27) and a universal requirement (Psalm 33:8-9).  It…