A Holy Temple

“in whom the whole building, being joined together, increases into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also have been built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:21-22) The “in whom” found in each of these verses, of course, speaks of Christ of whom the previous verse spoke.… Read More

A Proverb in a Song, part 14

“For his soul will bless his life, and he will praise you when you are good to yourself; he will enter into the generation of his fathers, he will not see light eternally.” (Psalm 49:19-20 {Psalm 49:18-19 in English Bibles})   Darkness.  Darkness was over the face of the deep before God revealed his Shekinah… Read More

Do Not Send Me Away from Your Presence: Psalm 51 (part 12)

“Do not send me away from your presence, and your Holy Spirit—do not take him from me.” (Psalm 51:13 {Psalm 51:11 in English Bibles})   In this verse, David returns to a chiastic structure.  The verses that have gone before have been largely arranged in a simple parallel structure and this change is designed to… Read More