If the psalmist who wrote Psalm 119 saw the need that is recorded in verses 27, 28: “Make me to understand the way of thy precepts; so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen ..
Quite plainly the psalmist who wrote Psalm 119 had a rough life. Because he kept God’s law, he, according to verses 22, 23, was reproached and held in contempt. In verses 25, 26 he writes, “My soul cleaveth unto the ..
To listen to what one has to say, and to do as you are told, is one thing. It is quite another thing to meditate on what someone else said. To meditate is to give serious thought. It is to ..
As I was thinking about the next main topic of this series (the bounty), I was struck while doing my morning devotions. Reading through Paul’s epistles has brought me to the book of Colossians. Before beginning the book, I read ..
Since spiritually we belong to another kingdom than the unbelievers do, they reproach us and show contempt. We will be despised and scorned. Upon that we can depend. In the measure that we reveal our citizenship to be in heaven, ..
Travel to a foreign land whose language you do not understand, and whose people do not understand one word of your language, and you will find yourself in great difficulty. Try to order a meal in a restaurant whose menu ..
It is a good thing that we have traffic laws and that they must be kept. If each one could drive on whatever side of the road he wanted, and at the speed he preferred, the death rate would far ..
There is a fountain of life. No, it is not the one the world seeks and wants. But in Psalm 87:7 we read of it. The psalmist declares, “As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: ..
The glorious city of God called Zion in Psalm 87:2 and 5, and declared in verse 3 to be a city of which glorious things are spoken, has in it people who might seem to belong outside of it and ..
Yes, there are holy mountains. There were holy mountains in the Old Testament times, and there are holy mountains today. In the Old Testament days two of the hills on which Jerusalem was built were called holy: Mt. Moriah, where ..