Tag: God as judge

Psalm 139:7-8 – The Hound of Heaven

 October 4, 2022

I was aware of the poem, The Hound of Heaven, by Frances Thompson, but didn’t pay it much attention until writing the last book in my series, Prima Ballerina. It seemed the perfect poem for Ashley, the main character. As I read Psalm 139 recently, I realized that long before Thompson wrote his masterpiece, there […]

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Psalm 50:  What Does it Mean to Offer a Sacrifice of Praise?

 December 11, 2018

Psalm 50 and Paul in Hebrews 13:15 speak of offering God a sacrifice of praise (“Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name.”), but what does that mean? How can praising God be a sacrifice? Isn’t it a joy and […]

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Where Does One Find Justice? Psalm 7

 January 23, 2018

There are an abundance of legal dramas on TV. The newest one, “Bull.” is about a trial consulting firm that uses psychology to get the optimal jury and persuade jurors to find their client not guilty. This is a far cry from the legal system of the Old Testament where judges reign supreme and God, […]

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Thank You for End Times

 November 30, 2017

Season of Gratitude In the end times, at the end of the world, we will be divided into sheep and goats. The Lord tells us so. There will be a judgment. We will be judged by how we treated those who are most vulnerable among us, by our kindness to strangers, the poor and widowed. […]

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Psalm 50: No Bull!

 June 4, 2014

I love the way words spoken thousands of years ago are still relevant today, sometimes in ways that surprise. In Psalm 50, God is speaking to his people. God comes as a thundering judge to testify against the people, “Our God comes, he does not keep silence, before him is a devouring fire, round about […]

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