The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” Psalm 110:1 (Jesus quotes this in Mark 12, which we read last week.) John Piper: Now add one more observation about the Psalms in general: The Psalms are inspired by God. They are not merely the word … More Jesus has implicit faith in the reliability of the Psalms.
John Piper, in a sermon, “Risk and the Cause of God,” Our text is 2 Samuel 10, especially verse 12. “Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him.” The Amalekites had shamed the messengers of Israel … More May the Lord do what seems good to him.
May 17 Galatians 1 (ESV) Greeting 1:1 Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers  who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself … More May 17 Galatians 1
May 17 Mark 14:32-42 (ESV) Jesus Prays in Gethsemane 32 And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34 And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. … More May 17 Mark 14:32-42
May 17 Psalm 110 (ESV) Sit at My Right Hand A Psalm of David. 110:1 The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” 2 The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies! 3 Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your … More May 17 Psalm 110
May 17 2 Samuel 8-10 (ESV) David’s Victories 8:1 After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, … More May 17 2 Samuel 8-10
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test. But we pray to God that you may not … More Test yourself: What does your salvation depend on?
Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” And Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” But he said emphatically, “If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And they all … More And they all left him…
But you, O God my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name’s sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me! Help me, O Lord my God! Save me according to your steadfast love! Let them know that this is your hand; YOU, O Lord, have done it! In Psalm 109:21, 26-27, we see that David is pleading for … More Asking God for God’s sake
In our Bible reading plan, we come now to the story of Uzzah. [2 Samuel 5-7] The ark of the covenant was being transported in a cart. This was not the way it was supposed to be carried. The priests were supposed to carry it on their shoulders. When one of the oxen stumbled, the … More Don’t presume you are more holy than mud