Posts Categorized: Sin

Psalm 50:16 – To the Wicked God Says

The rise of evil is palpable in the world.  Satan knows that his time is at hand, and he must do everything possible to thwart God’s purposes.  If he doesn’t, Satan fully understands that he is destined for the Lake of Fire for all eternity. When Adam and Eve sinned, they gave to the serpent…

Psalm 46:1 – Our Refuge and Strength

In recent days I’ve become aware of and quite concerned about certain things that are happening.  As I write this (July 25, 2021) there are reports from all sides that indicate significant troubles coming this fall.  In my Awaken Bible Prophecy Update last week July 21, I reported on significant natural disasters that were occurring…

Psalm 42:5 – Why Are You in Turmoil?

Whether in times past or in these current days, faithful believers were and are beset on every side by those who oppose God.  The enemy is all around; he plots – schemes – plans; he lies awake at night envisioning how he can cause trouble for those he hates.  More specifically, his dreams are to…

Acts 23:12 – Made A Plot

The Apostle Paul had his share of hostility directed at him.  Wherever he went preaching the Word of God and proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord, there were inevitably some (or many!) who took offense at what he said.  Paul was the poster boy for what Jesus declared about Himself and the Gospel in Luke 12:51:…

Psalm 37:28 – He Will Not Forsake His Saints

Oh, how Psalm 37 speaks to us today!  Look at the very first verse of Psalm 37:1: Fret not yourself because of evildoers;     be not envious of wrongdoers! We are surrounded by evildoers in these latter days.  It seems like they suck all the oxygen out of the air.  Sometimes as we consider the wicked…

Psalm 34:15 – The Eyes of the Lord

We face many troubles in life.  Some are brought on because of who we are and how other people perceive us; other troubles come by our own hand.  Regardless of the source of our difficulties, Scripture teaches us that there is always a remedy. Psalm 34 begins with an interesting inscription.  It says: Of David,…

Psalm 28:5 – Build Them Up No More

Isn’t it interesting how some of the most evil people in the world have untold wealth and riches?  How does it happen that these wicked men and women hate God, yet are blessed with abundance beyond reckoning?  That would seem to contradict how God works.  His Word makes it clear that it’s those who love…

Acts 20:30 – Men Speaking Twisted Things

In our reading of the psalms, we come to two inescapable conclusions.  The first is that David had many enemies.  The second is that he placed his entire faith and trust in the Lord to deliver him from his foes.  An issue we have to ponder, however, is whether David was exaggerating as to the…

Psalm 20:7 – Some Trust in Horses

In psalm after psalm we see that David exhibited his faith in the Lord.  Although in his descriptions, we understand that he faced many difficulties, from enemies that pursued him to those who betrayed him.  Yet, the common theme throughout the psalms David wrote is his believing loyalty to Yahweh. Men rose up on every…