Why Do We Worship?

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by Mark D. Roberts Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth. Psalms 47:1-2 Every now and then, I need to be reminded of why I worship. Perhaps you do too. On most Sundays, I gather with God’s people [Read More...]

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...]


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