Sing with Understanding

“God is King over all of the earth; sing a maskil!” (Psalm 47:8 {verse 7 in English Translations})   Once more, to drive the great Truth home, the psalmist proclaims that God is indeed the sovereign king over all of his creation — and he indeed is not done doing so! Surely it is true… Read More

Knowledge Without Understanding

It seems that we have an addiction to knowledge without an interest in understanding. We go to conferences and seminars but we return home and little ever changes. In the church, we hear sermon after sermon exhorting us to live this way or do that and, like a fad diet, we might try out a… Read More

Love God with All (Mark 12:30)

“And you will love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all of your life, and with all of your understanding, and with all of your strength.” (Mark 12:30)   Jesus continues the passage with an explanation of what it means to be committed to God as Wnyheloa/ (Elohinu), or “our… Read More

A Proverb in Song: part 15

“Man is in his splendor, yet he does not understand; he has become the same as beasts which are silenced.” (Psalm 49:21 {Psalm 49:20 in English Bibles})     The psalmist brings this parable in song to a close with these words.  Man in all his splendor—his creations, his art, his architecture, his music, his… Read More