The one who truly loves God never feels that God gets the praise He deserves. In this text David the psalmist expresses his joy over the deliverances of God for him and calls on the saints to do the same. Even when he has been prideful due to complacency or perhaps a sense of deserving God’s favor, that […]
Psalm 29 is a rich expression of the psalmist’s yearning to see the glory of God recognized, first in heaven, and then on earth. He recognizes the Lord’s greatness in His power and characterizes that power by His thunderous voice, a force that can carry destructive power. When He brings storms into our lives that shake us, […]
The Hebrews who returned from exile in Babylon went about rebuilding their homes but neglected the house of God. God sent the prophet Haggai to call them to account. In this the text the prophet conveys to the people key truths about God’s holiness and calls them to examine their own. What they learn about God’s word and […]
Does God communicate with man? The Psalmist in our text declares that He does by way of three servants: the created order which displays the glory of God, the written word of God which tells us the truth, and the life of a forgiven sinner.
Unjust suffering such as false accusation is to be expected by those who follow the God of the Bible. In our text, David prays for vindication in the face of a lie, declaring his belief that he is innocent, that his Lord knows the truth, that suffering is not the absence of love, and that in […]
What is God’s glory worth to us? Do we as individuals or congregation desire His glory so much we are willing to pray for it. When we pray “Hallowed be Your name” we express our desire for God’s name to be held in high honor, as reflected by our lives. To that end we seek to delight in […]
Jerry Croyt (November 20, 2022) Psalm 34: Even under duress, David the psalmist finds reason to bless the Lord. In this text, he calls the listener to do the same and, even more, to savor the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord and to place one’s fear of the Lord over the inevitable competing fears […]
Jerry Croyts, whom we are always privileged to have, was our guest preacher today. His text was the telling of the two men praying: one a Pharisee and the other a ‘tax collector’. Each of these two had an “I” problem; each had a heart problem. One was justified before God—the other was not. Listen.