Month: July 2017

Psalm 136

On the way home from DFW on Friday night I listened to the latest episode of Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast “Reconstructionist History”. The episode is titled “The King of Tears” and it is about why some music is so emotional and actually brings tears to our eyes and other music is just music with lyrics. But, as Gladwell does so well, he takes a comparison of country western lyrics with rock and roll ...[Read More]

Psalm 19

1. The beginning and ending of this psalm are some of the most quoted and familiar words in history. That’s appropriate because, in a sense, they are book-ends of our entire experience with God and Christ. In the beginning is God and his creation and in the end is our being found blameless and innocent through the sacrifice of Christ. That is the point of this whole meditation, isn’t it? The first ...[Read More]

Psalm 138 – Part Two

1.  Last week we looked at the first section of the psalm – verses 1-3. If you were here you had the privilege of hearing Sasha Vukelja’s testimony of God’s love and faithfulness and his answering when she called. You’ll agree that God did make her bold and stouthearted! 2.  This week we are going to look at the rest of the psalm and we’ll start with David’s desire to see all the kings of the eart ...[Read More]

Psalm 138

We can break the psalm into three distinct parts and this morning we are going to look at the first part of the psalm. Part 1 is verses 1-3 Part 2 is verses 4-6 Part 4 is verses 7-8 We’ll look at verses 1-3 today and then next week we will do the other two. First, let’s read the whole psalm as it is short. 1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. 2 I ...[Read More]