In Philemon 1 we see the co-authors of this letter and how they’d like to be thought of by the recipient of their epistle. Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, Philemon Author: Paul So, we have Paul who sees himself as a prisoner of Jesus Christ. Paul was in prison at… Continue reading Philemon Author
In a mass email dated Monday, October 2, 2017, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, uttered these words of assurance: Scripture teaches us, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” But what Scripture is he referring to? Where is this passage in the… Continue reading “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
And now, the last section of this psalm in verses 13 through 17 has David petitioning the Lord – asking the Lord for something. And again, we see the element of invocation as well here. So, David will be calling on the Lord and making request of him to the end of this psalm. 13… Continue reading David’s Petition in Psalm 40
And so, after praising the Lord in the first five verses, and then going on to express his confidence in verses 6-10, David now starts his lament in verses 11 and 12. And as we often see, he invokes the Lord or calls on the Lord in conjunction with his lament. 11 Withhold not thou… Continue reading David’s Lament in Psalm 40
So, let’s go on over to Hebrews 10. We’ll read and comment on verses 1-10. KJV Hebrews 10:1 ¶ For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. OK,… Continue reading How Hebrews 10 Uses Psalm 40
So, after giving his praise to the Lord in the first five verses of this psalm, David now turns to expressing his confidence in verses 6 through 10. In particular, David’s confidence seems to be that he has been upright and sought God’s will generally. In other words, he’s on God’s side. He’s interested in… Continue reading David’s Confidence in Psalm 40
Psalm 40 is a lament psalm that starts with praise and confidence – and then moves into the lament and petitions. And what’s interesting is that it seems like David begins with praise from the past in order to deal with his problems in the present.