Have you ever faced a problem and reached the end of the rope? Can you recall a time when you were struggling and had exhausted all your resources? The writer of Psalm 130 had hit bottom. It’s unclear what battle he was fighting, but he recognized that only God could help him. The psalmists cry … Continue reading Psalm Saturday | Psalm 130: Experiencing the Forgiveness of God
Compassion and mercy are recurring themes that come to mind as we continue to examine and explore the Psalms that form what is traditionally known as the “Great Hallel.” We maintain our focus on the “Songs of Ascent.” Sung and recited by Israelites on their pilgrimage to participate in annual festivals, the “Songs of Ascent” … Continue reading Psalm Saturday | Our Merciful and Loving God
Do you look forward to going to church to worship God? David did. In this psalm, another in the series composing the Songs of Ascent and the Great Hallel, David shared his delight in going up to the temple to worship the Lord. David saw standing within the gates of God’s chosen city as a … Continue reading Psalm Saturday | Enter the House of the Lord with Joy!