Psalm 1: Who Is Blessed?


Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:1-2) Who Is…

How to Read & Study the Bible


What is the right way to read and study your Bible? My greatest encouragement to you on this topic is to just do it. Don't get hung up on doing it perfectly. Trying too hard to follow a specific method or formula can rob you of the joy of simply…

Prayer for Victory: Praying Through Psalm 20


The context of Psalm 20 is that the Davidic king is going out to battle. It is a prayer for his success - for protection, help, and God's support. As Christians, our lives are a continual spiritual battle. This psalm can be our pattern of a prayer for victory in…

God’s Majesty & Our Praise


Majesty & Why It Matters "Majesty" isn't a word we use a whole lot in everyday language. What does it mean? The dictionary defines it as "greatness" or "dignity". What makes God majestic? Psalm 8 (below) tells of the dignity He has given to mankind. This revelation of His character…

The Blinding Ugliness of My Own Sin


As a follow-up to the last post in the Endurance series, I've been feeling like I need to take the time to go down a little bit of a "rabbit trail" to focus just a little bit more on the topic of sin. More specifically, what do we do when…

The Living Word of God


The Word of God is my absolute favorite subject. It has affected me and changed my life in every season and stage and I truly don't know how I'd survive without it. It really does have something to say for every individual in any situation. God's Word is living and…