How Can We Exalt God?

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Exalt the LORD our God!      Bow low before his feet, for he is holy! –Psalm 99:5 Psalm 99 opens by identifying God as king (99:1). He is not just any old king, however, but the “Mighty King” who is over all nations, and before whom all nations should “tremble” (99:1, 5). Thus Psalm [Read More...]

No One Does Good? Really?

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Psalm 14:1-7 But no, all have turned away;      all have become corrupt. No one does good,      not a single one! Psalm 14:3 I remember when I first resolved to read through the whole Bible. I was in high school, and it seemed like the godly thing to do. But as I [Read More...]

A Psalm for Those of Us Who Are in Process

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Psalm 77:1-20 But then I recall all you have done, O LORD; I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. Psalm 77:11 At the beginning of Psalm 77, the psalm writer is in a major funk. He is in the middle of some terrible personal crisis, and he is crying out to God for help [Read More...]

Enjoy Today’s Work

Psalm 37 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Psalm 37:3 It’s really easy for me to wait for the next big thing. It’s a habit of mine, actually. When I was in middle school, I couldn’t wait to be in high school; when I was in high [Read More...]

A Prayer That’s Not Just for the Pulpit

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Psalm 19:1-14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14 Growing up, one of my heroes was a Presbyterian pastor named Ben Patterson. He was the speaker at many of the Christian conferences I attended as a teenager, [Read More...]

Trusting God in Spite of Your Circumstances

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Psalm 13:1-6 But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. I will sing to the LORD because he is good to me. Psalm 13:5-6 There are times when it’s fairly easy to trust in God’s love, to rejoice in his salvation, and to sing because he has been [Read More...]


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