Month: November 2018

Keeping Watch (Psalm 141:3-4)

“Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let me not eat of their delicacies.” (Psa. 141:3-4)

Passages like James 3 and Proverbs 18 remind us that both life and death are in the power of the tongue, and in Proverbs 4:23 we’re commanded to “above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” No wonder these two parts of our being are called out specifically in this passage, as they can both lead us to paths of destruction or paths of righteousness! (more…)

In His Hands (Psalm 138:6-8)

“Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever- do not abandon the works of your hands.” (Psa. 138:6-8)

Although my family is going through a worrisome situation with my wife’s health right now, the Lord is faithful to send daily reminders through His Word that He is walking with us, and will not leave us nor forsake us! (more…)

What Do You Worship? (Psalm 135:15-18)

“The idols of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see; they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.” (Psa. 135:15-18)

The more I study the Bible and observe the natural behaviors and tendency of people, the more I realize how serious of an issue idolatry is. The reason it’s such a prevalent sin is because God has created us to be worshippers— we are naturally inclined to worship. The question is, who or what are we worshipping? (more…)

U-N-I-T-Y (Psalm 133:1)

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” (Psa. 133:1)

God desires unity in the body of Christ. Unfortunately, too often in the church, we find selfish motives and desires driving dissension and rifts. When people lose sight of the ultimate purpose of church, which is to love God and bring glory to Him, and to love others and draw others to Christ unto salvation, then disunity occurs. (more…)

The Poison of Pride (Psalm 131:1-2)

“My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty, I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.” (Psa. 131:1-2)

One of the things the Lord hates (as captured in Proverbs 6:16-19) are “haughty eyes”. Having haughty eyes is a condition of a prideful person, a person that focuses on matters they perceive as “grand”, for the sake of feeling important. (more…)