Tag Archives: Psalms

Be Content – Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. – Hebrews 13:5 Meditation:  Being content is supernatural.  Human beings seem naturally bent toward discontent.  We want more, better, and faster.  What’s the solution?  What can satisfy us? […]

Pure In Heart – Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. – Matthew 5:8 Meditation:  When I consider the beatitude above, I wonder, how can I be pure in heart?  I have sinned, and I am often tempted like other men.  Then I consider the Apostles and other godly saints of the Scriptures.  They were […]

Suffer In Well Doing – 1 Peter 3:17

For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. – 1 Peter 3:17 Meditation:  One of the most difficult things to do is good for someone who harms you or wishes you harm.  When we are hurt, we want to strike back.  We […]

Swift to hear – James 1:19

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: – James 1:19 Meditation:  I am a talker by nature.  I love a great conversation and even more a good story.  Learning to listen has taken time and experience for me.  From observation, I believe many people struggle […]

Hate Evil – Psalm 97:10

Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. – Psalm 97:10 Meditation:  Evil is real, and as Christians, we should avoid doing evil at every turn.  “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain […]

Number Our Days – Psalm 99:12

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. – Psalm 90:12 Meditation:  “Live like you are dying.”  “You only live once.” “Carpe diem.”  Each generation grasps the reality that our mortal lives are short and too often wasted.  The reaction to this realization varies greatly from dropping everything […]

Hearken – Psalm 34:11

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. – Psalm 34:11 Meditation:  One of the boldest and most powerful illustrations in the Gospels is recorded in Matthew 18:1-4, where Jesus challenged the world’s notion of greatness.  Matthew writes, “At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, […]