The Lord Is My Shepherd – Inspiration from the High Calling

Psalm 23:1-6 The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. Psalm 23:1 One of the most common criticisms of contemporary Christianity in America is its excessive individualism. Indeed, in many churches these days, you can sing songs of intimate love for God that communicate only in the first person singular: “I love [Read More…]

What is Your Glory? Inspiration from the High Calling

Psalm 3:1-8 But you, O LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. Psalm 3:3 What is your glory? What is it that you value most in life? What is the thing about you that people are most likely to praise? Again I ask: What is [Read More…]

Why We Praise the Lord – Inspiration from the High Calling

Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness! Psalm 150:2 Each week, millions of Christians throughout the world gather together in order to offer praise to God. Moreover, we praise God in our private devotions and, in many cases, throughout the day as we celebrate God’s goodness to us. I figure that I [Read More…]

Submit to the Governing Authorities? Romans 13, Part 1

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. Romans 13:1 Even when we’re reading a passage of Scripture devotionally, we need to remember that it was not written directly to us. Yes, yes, I do believe it is God’s [Read More…]