Monthly Archives: May 2011

1 Kings 3-4, 2 Chronicles 1, Psalm 72: Give Me Wisdom

We all know the story of Solomon’s prayer for wisdom. God comes to Solomon in a dream and grants him one request. Instead of asking for riches or health or power, Solomon asks for wisdom. He says in 1 Kings … Continue reading

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Psalm 119:1-88: How Can a Young Man Keep His Way Pure?

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Psalms, and in the Bible. It is 176 verse recounting the glories of the word of God. Each line is filled with sweet and deep truths about God’s word, and picking just … Continue reading

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1 Kings 1-2, Psalm 37, Psalm 71, Psalm 94: The Discipline of the Lord

Psalm 94:12-15 says this: 12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law, 13 to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked. 14 … Continue reading

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Psalm 111-118: The Precious Death of the Saints of God

Psalm 116:15: Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. These are unusual words to consider. What might they mean? How is the death of a saint precious? Does this mean that God somehow delights … Continue reading

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1 Chronicles 26-29, Psalm 127: Building Houses and Bearing Children

On the eve of his father’s death, the newly-crowned king, Solomon, wrote this Psalm (Psalm 127): 1 Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays … Continue reading

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Pirates 4: A Review

With a slimmed down cast and a (slightly) more modest budget, the crew of the massively lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean franchise set sail last weekend with the iconic Captain Jack Sparrow firmly, and finally, at the center of the … Continue reading

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Psalm 131, 138-139, 143-145: You Are My Steadfast Love

If there is a line in the Bible that should be in a song, but isn’t yet (as far as I am aware), it would be Psalm 144:2: He is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my … Continue reading

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