WELL FED

Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. (John 6:27) My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26) Today, most of us will be feeling...

GIVING THANKS

(This reflection on Psalm 100 was posted a year ago under the title "Be Thankful.") Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his...

DOUBT

Reflections on Psalm 77: Lord, help me! I need to know You're listening -- that I'm not just speaking into a vacuum. I'm in real trouble, and I need You desperately. I've been reaching out for You all night, every night, and I still have no peace. I haven't forgotten...

DESTINY

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000004488 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000004471 Reflections on Psalm 49: This is something everyone needs to hear, regardless of status or wealth; it applies to every living person on the planet. I'm going to explain...

MAJESTY

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000168 EndHTML:0000002219 StartFragment:0000000468 EndFragment:0000002202 Reflections on Psalm 8: Lord, our Lord, who has claimed us for your own, the One to whom we belong! Your majesty towers over and reaches into all the earth. You have...

SOIL CONDITIONS

Read Luke 8:1-15 As He so often did, Jesus is teaching by drawing parallels to things his hearers could relate to and understand -- everyday things that were familiar to them all. On this day He used farming as His metaphor, and underlined the crucial importance of...

THE PERFECT FIT

Reflections on Psalm 147 Praise God! It feels so good and so right to sing His praises. Our adulation fits Him like a glove because we were made to exalt Him. He's the One who constructs our lives and fortifies us. He's the One who gathered us into His loving arms...

LIFT-OFF

Reflections on Psalm 30 I will lift up Your name, Lord, because You have lifted me up. You looked into the deep hole I'd dug for myself, and pulled me out. When my enemies came up to the edge and peered in, ready to point and laugh, my pit was empty. In my brokenness,...

UNFAILING LOVE

Reflections on Psalm 33: In right relationship to God, each new dawn sings the opening notes of a fresh song of praise to Him. As I put myself in His hands, He makes me an instrument only He can play with unerring skill and joy. His love and my response create a...

EMERGENCY ROOM

Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.  . . . "The Holy Spirit spoke the truth about your ancestors when he said through Isaiah the prophet: " 'Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever...