Posts from August 2020

Posts from August 2020

A Psalm for Your Calm: Psalm 18: God’s Perfection Demands Praise

Why do you worship God? Is it out of a sense of obligation? Is it due to the benefits of worshipping communally such as making social connections? Maybe our reasons are more theological: we worship the Lord because he saved us from sin and death. While this final reason is sound and good, it isn’t the ONLY reason we worship God. We worship the Lord, not simply for what He has done, but for who He is. Psalm 18 speaks…

A Psalm for Your Calm: Psalm 18

We will never feel secure in God until we are captured by the majesty of God. Safety and assurance are only produced when we are confident that the one who promised to protect us is able to ensure it. Sadly, when we face insurmountable odds, God is the last one we turn to. Why? Is it possible that we believe the Lord’s hand is ineffective in certain areas of our life? More likely, it is the fact that we have…
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Beirut Reminds us of the Brevity of Life

Jacob Rutledge This past week the capital of Lebanon, Beirut, was rocked with an explosion that resembled an atomic bomb. Terrifying footage of the event flooded the internet, and viewers watched in horror as the detonation demolished the city. So far 135 are dead with thousands suffering from injuries. The event is being linked to a Russian ship that had been in port for 7 years, filled with ammonium nitrate. In the coming weeks, details will continue to come out,…

A Psalm for Your Calm: Psalm 17

There is a difficult truth which believers must remember every day: this life isn’t the ultimate one. It is difficult in that the present, tangible existence we presently enjoy is all we know; its comforts and promises of fulfillment are always tantalizing. That there is a grander existence waiting doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the present world, but that we should enjoy it with the understanding that it isn’t the final world. A new world is coming—a heavenly country—one…