Tag: lies

Psalm 12 – Help!

 February 19, 2024

Sometimes one word says it all, as in the first word of Psalm 12 – help. Why is the writer asking for help? Psalm 12 Psalm 12 begins with a cry to God. The writer is asking for help because no one is faithful anymore. “Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are […]

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Psalm 5 – Give Ear

 January 2, 2024

Where Psalm 4 asks for an answer, the first line of Psalm 5 – Give ear to my words, O Lord – only asks God to listen. What does the writer want God to hear? Psalm 5 – Give Ear Psalm 5 – Give ear to my words, starts out like a sigh. The writer […]

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Psalm 120: Deliver Us from Lies!

 April 16, 2020

Do you want to be saved from lies? Just turn off your TV and radio and shut down your Internet. As we deal with the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for Election 2020, lies and political spin is rampant. You might be ready to cry with the writer of Psalm 120, “Deliver me, Lord, from lying […]

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Psalm 101: 6 Characteristics of Moral Leaders

 December 5, 2019

We are less than a year away from the next presidential election, but have been inundated with political posturing and debates for the past year. These candidates might well take note of the tips for leadership found in Psalm 101, attributed to King David. David successfully led his army in battle and united the tribes […]

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Psalm 57: Under God’s Wings

 January 30, 2019

Right now, hiding under God’s wings and staying there until spring sounds like a great idea. The bitter cold and snow we are experiencing in the Midwest puts me into hibernation mode. I’m craving carbs to put on layers of fat to keep me warm! Not a good place to be. Under God’s wings, however, […]

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Psalm 52: Seeking the Truth

 December 26, 2018

“Everybody lies” – so says Dr. Gregory House from the popular TV series “House.” Cynical, yet it rings true, we all lie at times. It is a social skill first formed at the age of reason, seven, then developed over time. Anyone who insists they never lie is a liar. The writer of Psalm 52 […]

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Psalm 28:  Clinging to the Rock, our Savior

 June 26, 2018

Liar, liar, pants on fire – appropriate phrase as we listen to the political rhetoric around us. Satan is the prince of lies, a master of deception, and if so, his presence is apparent throughout our society. Lies are everywhere. They are destructive, none more so than the lies we tell ourselves. Amidst all of […]

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Psalm 4 – What Keeps You from Sleeping?

 January 2, 2018

Sleep is truly a precious gift. I always feel better and ready to face the day if I get a good night sleep. If I toss and turn all night, I get up tired and already behind. I never catch up. The writer of Psalm 4 is blessed with sleep. Restless Sleep There is nothing […]

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