Pondering Steadfast Love

“We have pondered, O God, your steadfast love; in the inward parts of your temple.” (Psalm 48:10 {verse 9 in English}) On the value of pondering the covenant faithfulness of God! How rarely we give ourselves to that practice in an adequate way. In today’s world, it seems that we rarely ponder much of anything… Read More

God’s Faithfulness

“To declare your chesed in the morning; And of your trustworthiness in the night; Upon the ten strings and upon the harp; With the sound of the zither.” (Psalm 92:3-4 [verses 2-3 in English])   Again we find an emphasis on singing praise accompanied by the sound of instruments. The reference to the “ten strings”… Read More

By the Way, She is my Sister…Well, Sort of…: Genesis 20:12-13

And indeed, she is also my sister; she is daughter of my father only, not the daughter of my mother. And she is my wife. It was at the time which God caused me to wander from the house of my father, I said to her, “This is your loving-kindness which you shall do for… Read More

Yahweh Continually Commands His Chesed and His Song is With Me

“By day Yahweh continually commands his chesed And at night, his song is with me— A prayer of supplication to the God of my life.” (Psalm 42:9 [verse 8 in English translations])   How deep it is that this verse is when we come to terms with its language and sentiment. To begin with, do… Read More

David in the Wilderness: Psalm 63 (part 4)

“For your covenant faithfulness is better than life; my lips will sing praises to you.” (Psalm 63:4 {Psalm 63:3 in English Bibles})   Those of you who know me well know that I sound a bit like a broken record when I get to verses like this, but I would hold that these things are… Read More