No matter where we are or what language is spoken, there is a unifying feeling comes from the music that is sung both outside and inside the temple and the Spirit that follows. Well, in order to understand more clearly our study of the Psalms, you have to realize the Psalms were mostly sung, and most of the time at the Temple in ancient times!
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Come, Follow Me for Sunday School: “I Will Declare What He Hath Done for My Soul” – Psalms 49-51; 61-66
Maybe you don’t know what a guilty conscience feels like, but I do. That’s why the message of Psalm 51 is so precious to me. David describes the feelings we have as we yearn to repent and be forgiven. Trapped by sin, he is almost frantic in his plea for escape.
Today we begin study of the largest book in the Old Testament. Surprisingly, it is Psalms with 97 pages of moving poetry that particularly explores our inner journey in seeking to find God.
So how, when you are struggling or suffering, do you keep your faith if blessings don’t arrive quickly? How do we help our children learn how God administers his works and help them develop adequate wait-upon-the-Lord muscles that can sustain them?
Job Reaches Through the Ages to Teach Us—Come, Follow Me Podcast #32, Job 1-3; 12-14; 19; 21-24; 38-40; 42
Who was the greatest doctor of the Bible? Some contend it was Job, because he had a lot of ‘patience.’ But most would agree it’s Moses because he delivered all the children of Israel! All humor aside, we know that the greatest physician in the Bible is the Savior Himself—the one who can heal each of us. This week we will see some of the ways that Job reminds us of Jesus and leads us to Him.
Today we look at a Biblical book that may seem slightly out of place to the casual reader. Who is this Ahasuerus and why should we suddenly care about what is going on in Persia, when our interest has focused on Judah, Jerusalem and Israel? It is easy to have the sense that you are reading a wonderful fairy tale about a country far away. Not so.
The book of Esther is a great place to see that the Lord is in the “small details of our lives,” and coincidence is often part of divine design. Otherwise, the story of an orphaned Jewish girl becoming the queen of Persia at just the precise time necessary to save her people from being slaughtered is difficult to explain.