During the days leading up to his death in Jerusalem, Jesus has spent his time pronouncing judgment on the temple leadership and the nation of Israel for rejecting him as the Christ, the Son of God. It’s within this context of judgment that we find one of the more familiar stories in Scripture: the story […]

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Our All-Knowing, Ever-Present God (Ps. 139:1-12)

For the unbeliever, the truth of God’s omniscience and omnipresence is a terrifying reality. There is no word, no deed, no thought, nor hidden motive of the heart that is not completely exposed before our all-knowing God; “no creature is hidden from his sight” (Heb. 4:13). And if we dare attempt to flee from the presence of […]

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In contrast to the worthless idols that fill the land, the Psalmist declares that God alone is in the heavens. He is the only God worthy of all our praise, our adoration, our fear, and our trust. But what assurance do we have that this Sovereign God – ruling and reigning in the heavens, doing all that he […]

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Hidden with Christ in God (Ps. 91:1-8)

Psalm 91 has been a tremendous source of comfort, encouragement, and assurance for the saints of God through the years. Full of striking imagery, the psalmist communicates the omnipotence of our Defender, the faithfulness of our Protector, and the comfort of our heavenly Father. Yet we also know, from Scripture and often through painful experience, that God’s people are […]

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The Revelation and Glory of God (Ps. 19)

Our God is a speaking God; he is a communicating God who reveals his glory in, through, and to his creation. As noted Christian apologist Francis Schaeffer put it: “He is there and He is not silent.” The apostle Paul writes that, “his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the […]

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