Praying with the Psalms

I have mentioned several times before that the Psalms can serve as models for our prayers, praise, thanksgiving, worship, and expressing our grief. The Psalms in today’s Bible reading* are particularly good examples for us. Psalm 89 is another Maskil. You will remember that Maskils are psalms that stimulate the mind. They make you think….

Lord of the Armies

Twice in today’s Bible reading* we find the name of God, “Lord of the Armies” (Psalm 84 CSB) Several English translations render the Hebrew word Sabaoth as “hosts” (ESV, AV, LEB) while others refer to “Almighty” (NIV), and “heaven’s armies” (NLT) or “Angel armies” (Message) So which translation is correct? When it comes to modern…