Bible Journal

Praising the Lord

“Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.” (Psalm 146:1)  Each of the last five psalms (146–150) begins and ends with: “Praise ye the LORD”—i.e., “Hallelujah.” They comprise a sort of “Hallelujah Chorus”: a grand epilogue to the five books which make up the complete book of Psalms. It is interesting, even if coincidental,… Read More Praising the Lord

Bible Journal

I want Vengeance

When you see this, your heart shall rejoice, And your bones shall flourish like grass; The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants, And His indignation to His enemies. For behold, the Lord will come with fire And with His chariots, like a whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His… Read More I want Vengeance

Bible Journal, For the Soul

True Love

She browsed the bookshelf looking for a specific book.  She had been here for hours, and she still hadn’t found it. Where was it? She needed a book about true love. She picked up a book with a beautiful shiny cover…nope. Not it. “Excuse me,” She whispered to the librarian who passed nearby. “I’m looking for a rather… uh, specific book.” The… Read More True Love

Bible Journal

Joy Is Better than Fun

People today seem always to be looking for fun or entertainment, but it is significant that “fun” is never mentioned in the Bible, so it is evidently not considered to be a very significant part of the Christian life. The word “entertain” is used to speak of hospitality, and such activities as “play” and “reveling”… Read More Joy Is Better than Fun

Bible Journal

First Things First

(image source) “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) There are innumerable things to do and things to buy and things to read. How does one choose between them? An important guideline is the use of the word…(Click Here to… Read More First Things First

Bible Journal

The Pragmatic Life

(image source) “And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.” (Luke 19:13) This “parable of the pounds” indicated to His disciples that they should not wait idly for the second coming of Christ, thinking “that the kingdom of God should immediately appear” (Luke 19:11),… Read More The Pragmatic Life