Articles Posted in the " Psalms " Category







  • A Psalm of Lament for Christmas

    A Psalm of Lament for Christmas

    This is why we celebrate Christmas. This is why we have joy at Christmas. This is why we could say with David, “My heart shall rejoice in your salvation!” This is why the angels in heaven rejoiced at the birth of Christ, because his birth was “good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”


  • WWJ. . .

    WWJ. . .

    Who said this?: “Musical instruments in celebrating the praises of God would be no more suitable than the burning of incense, the lighting of lamps, and the restoration of the other shadows of the law.”


  • Calvin: “The Counselor to the Afflicted”

    Calvin: “The Counselor to the Afflicted”

    Calvin carried on a very extensive correspondence throughout his ministry, writing to people and churches he knew and even to those he did not know. He answered theological questions, offered advice to troubled churches, encouraged pastors and friends, and wrote letters of consolation to those in distress.


  • Esther: adored despite being “godless”

    Esther: adored despite being “godless”

    The book says about the women’s turns in the king’s chamber, “In the evening she would go in, and in the morning she would return to the second harem” (Est 2:14). Now we know that a night with a king widely known for being a womanizer was not spent on exchanging pleasantries.



  • Psalm 98 vs “Shout to the Lord”

    Psalm 98 vs “Shout to the Lord”

    Contemporary evangelical music was the highlight of last Wednesday’s “American Idol” show when contestants sang the first line of “Shout to the Lord” as “My shepherd, my savior,” instead of “My Jesus, my Savior.”