Faithful Love

Eight times in today’s Bible reading*, we come across the term “faithful love”. Half of those times, the term appears in Psalm 103. So what is “faithful love”? The Hebrew word behind “faithful love” is ḥesed (with the h pronounced as a guttural ch). It is often translated as “faithful love”. It is also translated…

The Much-Needed Sense of Awe

Today’s Bible reading* uses the word “awe” four times. (Psalm 65:5, 8; 66:3, 5) You answer us in righteousness, with awe-inspiring works, God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the distant seas.Psalm 65:5 (CSB) Those who live far away are awed by your signs; you make east…

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….