David was a king, a hero and a legend…he had an unimaginable amount of pressure, but he writes “I’ve calmed and quieted my soul.” In a loud and stressful world, how do we find this calm and quiet for our souls?
There is a major difference between the way Psalm 22 starts and the way Psalm 23 does. Something happened within David…God was restoring his soul. It’s a surgery that we all desperately need, we’ll prosper in every respect, as our souls prosper.
David spends the first half of Psalm 24 asking the question “who can ascend the mountain of the Lord?” He answers that question with requirements that none of us can ever meet. But it’s in the second half that we find hope, as we look to Jesus, we are lifted up!
The gospel just doesn’t make sense to our work-oriented sensibilities, but we are free in Christ to trust Him and love the people around us.
Something we may not often consider, that is a consistent theme through the Psalms, is the heath and wellness of our soul. In this message we consider how much the author of these Psalms speaks to all of us.
In the heart of the heart of the bible is this verse, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord Than to trust in man.” This message is a conversation about how resistance is fruitful, God changes and grows us the most through the tough parts of life.
We conclude this series with four important things to consider when reading our bibles.
Are good works important and who are they for? That’s the conversation in this message, how we hear the word and bear much fruit.
True understanding is deeper than just mental ascent or accumulating information, it’s apprehending and receiving by faith. God’s love, peace and grace aren’t something we can wrap our minds around…but we don’t have to, just receive it as a gift!
Just because we hear or read something, doesn’t mean that we understand it. In this message, we begin a conversation about true knowledge and true understanding as it relates to the word of God.