Remember the old Southwest Airlines commercials featuring someone caught in an awkward moment or making an embarrassing social blunder that ended with the slogan, “Wanna Get away?”
The Psalmist didn’t have SWA, but during difficult times he wanted to get away and opined in Psalm 55:6 “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
Have you ever felt that way? Continue reading
An Indiana preacher, Fred Sigle, tells an incredible story that occurred in the lower east side of NYC several years ago.
Two teenagers with a long history of crime and delinquency robbed a YMCA and as they were leaving saw a young man at the telephone switchboard. They were frightened and assumed that he must be calling the police. They seized and beat him savagely with brass knuckles and a blackjack. Thinking that he was dead, they hid him behind a radiator near the swimming pool and escaped. Continue reading
Yesterday was a rich journey into the Psalms at the Florida College Lectures. It was edifying. Inspiring. And challenging.
Bob Owen answered the question, “Who may abide in Your Tabernacle?” John Gentry addressed Psalm 19, a great lesson on the magnificence of God’s Word. Jeff Wilson studied the Messianic Psalm 22. Don Hooton encouraged the audience from Psalm 27, a message of faith, trust and confidence in the Lord. And Tommy Peeler closed last night with a powerful presentation from Psalm 2 affirming that the Lord rules and reigns today in the midst of an ungodly world. Continue reading
You Are My God is the theme of the 2016 Florida College Lectures that Norma Jean and I are attending this week.
It is a series of lessons from the Psalms that addresses our relationship with God. The question that President Buddy Payne raised in his forward to the lecture book is one that is often asked by spiritually minded seekers: “How do I get closer to God?” Continue reading
“Praise the LORD” is the beginning phrase of Pslams 146-150. Thirty-nine times in these five Psalms he uses the word “praise” in reference to the LORD. This has been a frequent theme of the Psalmist. And it should be a frequent, yes a daily occurrence in our lives. These Psalms speak of at least seven ways that we Him . Continue reading
I think one of the beauties of God’s Word is how it speaks to us at different times and in different ways, depending on where we are in life. We see things through the prism of our circumstances, our emotions and our maturity.
It is obvious to me not only in my own life but through this blog as some posts touch the hearts or some more than others, depending what is happening in their lives. Continue reading
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