Category Archives: Thoughts on the Psalms

My Favorite Bible Study Resource on the Psalms

I continue to be amazed and oh-so-thankful for the countless free resources available online to enrich our time in the Word. Undoubtedly my favorite book about The Book is Charles Spurgeon’s commentary on the Psalms, The Treasury of David. As … Continue reading

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Got Food? (A Thanksgiving Message)

It’s the 4th Thursday in November, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.A., a day set aside as a national holiday to give thanks for our many blessings. For the Christian, of course, every day is a good day to thank God … Continue reading

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What Does Genuine Worship Look Like? (Thoughts on Psalm 33)

What does genuine worship look like? When we attend a “worship service,” how do we know that what we are doing is the real deal and not an exercise in hypocrisy or a meaningless ritual? I believe that Psalm 33 … Continue reading

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Happy Are the Forgiven (Thoughts on Psalm 32)

The one thing we relentlessly strive to obtain so often eludes us: happiness. Yet in His Word, God has repeatedly promised to give His people unspeakable joy both now and forever more. Psalm 32 begins with one of these promises: … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Any Sin

When you’re all by yourself, what do you think about? I have a mind that wanders relentlessly. Staying focused on any one thing for any length of time can be a challenge. What do I think about when I’m alone? … Continue reading

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Got Goodness? (Thoughts on Psalm 31)

I like to fill my mind with great thoughts about our great God. And the best way I know to do that is to read, study, memorize and meditate on the written Word of God, for here we find an … Continue reading

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The Brevity of Life and the Last Word on Death (Thoughts on Psalm 39)

Have you ever prayed this prayer? “Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life.” David uttered this request in Psalm 39:4. He is keenly aware of life’s … Continue reading

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10 Great Reasons to Praise a Great God (Thoughts on Psalm 30)

The Psalms are filled with praise to God. Of the 150 sacred hymns found in the Bible, over 70 of them are attributed to David, and he is especially fond of praising God in every imaginable situation, even when he … Continue reading

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How to Not Pray Like an Ostrich

David prayed these words in Psalm 5:3 – “Morning by morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; morning by morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” The prayer of faith is a prayer of eager anticipation and … Continue reading

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Who Controls the Weather? (Thoughts on Psalm 29)

Several years ago I was part of a ministry that conducted public worship services at a local city park. We had a permit for this, and people of all backgrounds would come to worship God with us. Of course, we … Continue reading

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