The focus of praise

Here is Part 2 from a commentary on Psalm 148-150 by Sam Storms of Enjoying God Ministries: Second, the focus of such adoration is always and ever God alone for who he is and what he’s done. We do not worship the world or revere the reflection. We fix our hearts on the Original, the … More The focus of praise

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

The Lord builds up Jerusalem;  he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground. —Psalm 147:2-6 … More He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Who alone is great?

Sam Storms’ meditation on the greatness of God can be found at Enjoying God Ministries: David begins with God’s greatness (vv. 3, 6b), a word that is horribly overused in our day and applied to anything from deodorant to the most obnoxious professional athlete. Historically, many have taken the adjective Great and made it part of their name: Alexander the … More Who alone is great?

Sam Storms: Just when I think I might have God ever so slightly figured out….

Sam Storms, of Enjoying God Ministries: Just when I think I might have God ever so slightly figured out, he pulls a surprise on me that shatters and confuses and discombobulates what little understanding I have of him. I’m a theologian by trade, so its my responsibility and calling (and joy) in life to do … More Sam Storms: Just when I think I might have God ever so slightly figured out….

A subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity

Dr. Sam Storms, of Enjoying God Ministries: Psalm 139 is all about God, simply and solely. If that doesn’t interest you, I doubt that you’ll find it of much help in life. That it might not interest you is, of course, tragic. That it ought to interest you goes without saying. But let me say it anyway. Better still, … More A subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity

Chains and grace

Paul’s closing line in Colossians is “I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.” Sam Storms on Colossians 4:18 ….But why call on them to “remember” his “chains”? Certainly he’s not asking for pity. The last thing he wanted was for them to shift their focus from … More Chains and grace