It makes no difference in what form sin comes, it is always an act of pride. It is pride because sin always is rebellion against God. Every time we sin, we say by our deed that we do not need ..
In Psalm 119:19, 20 the psalmist makes some very striking statements, and they all revolve around the truth which he states, namely, that he is a stranger in the earth. That does not simply mean that others here below do ..
There are in God’s law some terrifying statements. He will visit “the iniquity of the fathers upon the children” who hate Him and show this by worshiping images; and He will “not hold him guiltless that takes his name in ..
Although Asaph begins Psalm 80 by picturing God’s church as a flock of sheep that He leads and protects, he changes the figure at verse 8 and now calls the church the vine God brought out of Egypt, placed in ..
That God is angry when we break one of His command-ments we understand. That He is angry with our prayers is another matter. Yes, if we pray for sinful things it is under-standable that God is angry; but if we ..
A sheep is a very helpless creature and needs a shepherd. Especially was that true in the Old Testament dispensation when there were many wolves and lions in the vicinity, from whom the sheep needed protection. Yet today we are ..
Every smile does not reveal love. An enemy can smile at you because he got the victory over you and is happy about his victory. Satan often uses a “friendly” smile upon the face of one he uses to try ..
If there is one gift to God for which we should praise Him, it is the gift of His Son as our Savior. Quite naturally the Old Testament saints could not do that the way we can. For Christ was ..
In the book of Psalms we find the longest and the shortest chapters in the Bible. Psalm 119 is the longest, having 176 verses; and Psalm 117 the shortest, having only two verses. But do not brush this Psalm aside ..
Actions speak louder than words. And proof that we have meditated in God’s precepts is that we have profound respect for them. That is why, when the psalmist wrote in Psalm 119:13, 14, “With my lips have I declared all ..