Contributed on Nov 1, 2015
It is the everlasting covenant that gives David the courage to hope. Man may fail, but God will not. The covenant is set in place by God, and guaranteed by God.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS 2 Samuel 23:1-7 The Bible sometimes permits us to listen in on the death-bed words of a dying saint. We hear Jacob blessing his sons. We hear Moses blessing the twelve tribes. We are interested also to hear the seven last sayings of Jesus from the Cross. In the passage ...read more
Contributed on Nov 7, 2015
True prayer is based in the covenant and promises of God, which He has given us in Christ Jesus.
A RESTING PLACE FOR THE ARK OF GOD Psalm 132 King David, ‘the man after God’s own heart’ (Acts 13:22), wanted to bring the ark-of-the-covenant up to Jerusalem. ‘We consulted it not in the days of Saul,’ he reasonably reasoned (1 Chronicles 13:3). However, even our best intentions fall short ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2017
The ascension, enthronement, and return of Jesus.
THE LORD UPON HIS THRONE Psalm 93 This Psalm is about, first and foremost, the Creator God upon His throne. He is “robed with majesty” (Psalm 93:1). He has also, incidentally, “established” the created order. However, we are not to worship the creation (I interject), as it is only the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 27, 2013
Jesus is Lord, and He is coming...
TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA MINOR Revelation 1:4-8 GREETINGS Revelation 1:4. Here in a broad epistle from the Apostle John, “Grace and peace” combines a variation on the customary Greek “Greetings” with a condensed version of the traditional Jewish “Shalom.” The efficacy of the blessing ...read more
Contributed on Dec 12, 2013
When Jesus said, To this end was I born, He was acknowledging His incarnation.
FOR THIS I CAME John 18:33-37 The interview between Pilate and Jesus paints a pathetic picture. The King of kings stood accused before the tribunal of an earthly governor. The prisoner appeared so unlike the usual kind of revolutionary that you could almost hear the scorn in the prefect’s ...read more