Despondency and David’s Theology

For those on the mat and wrestling, things can move very fast.  Our adversary is strong, and he knows us too well.  He is counterintuitive and quite aware of the sequence of moves needed to pin us to the floor.  He is dangerous.  And he also despises us. I get bewildered and rattled by his […]

Proximity is Your Choice

23″Nevertheless, I am continually with you;    you hold my right hand. 24You guide me with your counsel,    and afterward you will receive me to glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but you?    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail,    but God is […]

Ministering to Yourself, [Self-Encouragement]

The Psalms are a classical example of self encouragement. The writer sometimes fell in to some moments of depression and he would write encouraging words to uplift his spirit. Today these have become encouragement verses or scriptures for us to emulate. Read Psalm 42. It is somewhat an unusual portion of scripture, in as the […]

The Fellowship of the Saints

The following is Psalm 16:3 in several different versions.  They differ from each other but all express the same fundamental thought.  The variation is refreshing and allows for a stronger development of thought.  3 As for the saints who are on the earth, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” (NKJV)     3As for […]