Cast Your Anxieties on God

As I read today’s Bible readings* I was impressed with the assurances that the Psalmists had in knowing that God would come through with answers to their prayers. All of the prayers were offered to a covenant-making, covenant-keeping God. In Psalm 55:22, David includes in this Maskil an encouragement for the worshiper to cast their…

A Biblical Description of Blessings is not a Biblical Prescription for Blessings

Psalm 1 from today’s Bible reading* describes the blessings of those who seek God and His ways. How happy is the one who does not walk in the advice of the wicked or stand in the pathway with sinners or sit in the company of mockers! Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction, and…

God is a Refuge for His People

All of the chapters in today’s Bible reading* share the theme of God’s protection and blessing for those who run to God for refuge. What David shares isn’t Transactional Religion where God is obligated to do x if we do y. God doesn’t work that way! God is never obligated to do anything for anyone….