PAUL’S TRAVEL PLANS; Romans Part 74

Paul, The Apostle to the Gentiles (d) Paul’s Itinerary Romans 15:23-29 In writing to the Roman Church, Paul at this stage outlines his travel plans. As we will have in our possession a schedule or an itinerary when we travel so the apostle had very clear ideas as to where he would go and whatContinue reading “PAUL’S TRAVEL PLANS; Romans Part 74”

THE GLORY OF GOD; Psalm 8

While he 8th Psalm is relatively brief, the words are pithy and deep; composed with the one great aim of magnifying the glory of Jehovah. The reach of the poem is great stretching from the eternal throne, the home of the triune God, to the perfection of the universe with its myriads of stars and galaxies,Continue reading “THE GLORY OF GOD; Psalm 8”

THE TRUE SPIRIT OF UNITY – Psalm 133

I heard Donald Trump quote this Psalm during his Inaugural Address. While I appreciated him bringing Scripture into his speech I couldn’t help but wonder, “Is this really an appropriate use of The Word?” A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Continue reading “THE TRUE SPIRIT OF UNITY – Psalm 133”

THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL – Psalm 6

Ever feel alone, unloved, betrayed, lonely, frightened?  Ever suffer in the body and soul?  Ever sorrow and grieve?  In this Psalm, through prayer, the subconscious knowledge that God was real and present, suddenly took root and brought David to a sense of peace in the midst of pain. Psalm 6  O Lord, rebuke me notContinue reading “THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL – Psalm 6”

CHRISTIAN LOVE AT WORK; Romans Part

In our Christian Behaviour are we truly godly in our hearts or is there a mask of religion hiding an evil spirit within? The Characteristics of Christian Behaviour (f) Christian Love Romans 12:9-17 Having expounded the grace gifts which God has given to his Church Paul continues by explaining how we can use these gifts.Continue reading “CHRISTIAN LOVE AT WORK; Romans Part”

A Morning Prayer; Psalm 5

PSALM 5 A Morning Prayer We often regard morning as a suitable time to pray.  While we should be cautious about setting seasons aside as being more holy than others, there remains a unique suitability for prayer associated with morning.  As morning is generally the best time for learning, when the mind is fresh andContinue reading “A Morning Prayer; Psalm 5”

PSALM 3 – A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Psalm 3 A Good Night’s Sleep; How David Experienced Peace in the Storm Peace is an experience we know that we should have as Christians but sadly so often we fall short. It can be frustrating when we face a problem or encounter a situation and we simply do not have peace. We know weContinue reading “PSALM 3 – A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP”