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…

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….

Real, Raw, and Relevant Prayer

Psalm 88 in today’s Bible reading* gives us a picture of someone being real and raw in prayer before God while struggling with depression (Psalm 88:18) and desperation. (Psalm 88:1-2) It demonstrates that God’s Word is relevant. It meets us in the real world In Psalm 88:1, Korah’s Sons use the word cry out. This…