Ethan

A devotion of Psalm 89 A maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. The beautiful name Ethan means ‘enduring.’ It’s root word means constant, continual, perennial, permanent, as well as hard, mighty, and strong. Ethan the Ezrahite was known for his wisdom. Wisdom is not just heady prowess, but skill applied in real life situations. Come alongContinue reading “Ethan”

Deepest Darkness

A devotion of Psalm 88 By dint of the frequency, intensity, or duration of suffering, one can easily speak as the sons of Korach did in Psalm 88. Heman was a talented and wise son known for his remarkable service to the king. He had a massive very musical family, active in Temple worship. TodayContinue reading “Deepest Darkness”

I was Born There

A devotion of Psalm 87 1-2 High on his holy mountain stands Jerusalem, the city of God, the city he loves more than any other! (NLT) Imagine someone leafing through a glossy magazine rating the best place on earth. It is gorgeous beyond compare and almost impossible to get to live there now. You comeContinue reading “I was Born There”

Meet & Kiss

A devotion on Psalm 85 This psalm reads like a salvation message from beginning to end while smacking of affection and intimacy. Lean in! 1 You, Lord, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. Restoration is mentioned first to what was visible to the human eye – the land. The HebrewContinue reading “Meet & Kiss”

Go From Strength to Strength

A devotion on Psalm 84 1 How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! What a bright opening to this most delightful poem! Spurgeon calls it the “Pearl of Psalms.” It is as though you have just passed the threshold of a dear friend’s new home and you gush about their abode. How fortunate weContinue reading “Go From Strength to Strength”

The Great Assembly

A devotion on Psalm 82 1 God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the “gods”: The great assembly is one of appointed leaders of great authority. Is God revisiting their lifelong work and judging their judgements? Commentator Guzik suggests various entities as these gods (Elohim): Yahweh of Israel. Elohim can mean manyContinue reading “The Great Assembly”

The Secret Place of Thunder

A devotion on Psalm 81 1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. The Hebrew says Elohim uzeinu for God our strength and Elohei Ya’akov for the God of Jacob. This grand invocation is for us to burst out enthusiastically – a welcome relief from the graveContinue reading “The Secret Place of Thunder”

Revive Us

For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant.” Of Asaph. A psalm. 1 Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. Did you know that in the psalms God is referred to as the shepherd only twice? Seems surprising, doesn’t it? The first time isContinue reading “Revive Us”