The topic of late is “How do I do {xyz} at home or online” So many in-person activities are being moved to a completely online/digital format. Bible study and in-house church functions are no exception. We must adapt to an online format to keep our churches, ministries and individual spiritual life active. I have been running an online Bible study for a few years now and I wanted to share with you how easy it
Today’s portion of Psalm 89, verses 1-18, led me to write out my own list of things that I want to sing back to the Lord. Lord I will sing… Of your faithfulness – even on the days I am unfaithful to you, you never leave, you are standing behind me with arms wide open. Psalm 89:8, “O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O LORD, with your faithfulness all around
This Psalm reminds me of the book of Job. Full of depression, heartache, loneliness, and tears.  These verses are of a man crying, I imagine weeping on his knees, pouring out his heart to God. He is in trouble, his friends have abandoned him, and it feels like God is not listening. “For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.” – Psalm 88:3 Have you ever been in that raw
Psalm 87 is a short and scared hymn style passage. This is a psalm celebrating Zion as the chosen city of God; it looks forward to people of all nations—even nations that have been enemies to Israel—becoming citizens of this city (carrying forward the ideas of 86:9). This brief song provided themes for the Christian hymn, “Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God” (see 87:3). ESV Study Bible Notes I often
Psalm 85 is a beautiful psalm that ends with a picture of future hope. The psalm starts by remembering God’s former mercies. “LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.” Psalm 85:1-3 The psalmist then asks God to remember his people.  “Restore us again, O God