Condemnation of Mankind – Romans 2:12–29

Read the Passage: Romans 2:12-29 Condemned by Conscience (2:12–16) In Rom. 2:12–16 Paul is primarily addressing the spiritual state of Gentiles—that is, those who are “without [the written] law” (Rom. […]

Righteous Judgment – Romans 1:18–2:11

Read the Passage: Romans 1:18–2:11 Wrath of God (1:18–23) After declaring in Rom. 1:17 that “the righteousness of God is revealed from faith,” in Rom. 1:18 Paul notes that “the […]

Romans: Introduction – Romans 1:1–17

Read the Passage: Romans 1:1-17 Authorship and Date: The book of Romans was written by the apostle Paul, and this letter stands at the forefront of his thirteen epistles (or […]

Trusting in God – Psalm 146

Read the Passage: Psalm 146 Misplaced Trust (146:1–4) This Psalm contains no superscription; thus, we cannot be sure who wrote it or of the exact context of the Psalm. Many […]

Protection from Evil – Psalm 141

Read the Passage: Psalm 141 Prayer for Haste (141:1–2) Psalm 141 is one of the 75 psalms (out of 150 in the Book of Psalms) that David wrote. While the […]

God’s Perfect Knowledge – Psalm 139

Read the Passage: Psalm 139 God’s Omniscience (139:1–6) In Ps. 139:1–4, by way of retrospective thought, David states God’s comprehensive, perfect, and complete knowledge of him. In this passage David […]

God’s Goodness – Psalm 138

Read the Passage: Psalm 138 David’s Heart (138:1–3) Although David is rightly identified as the author of Psalm 138, like most of the psalms, Psalm 138 contains no superscript. Therefore, […]

Exhortation to Worship – Psalm 95

Read the Passage: Psalm 95 Call to Worship (95:1–2) Psalm 95 is technically anonymous, as it contains no superscription. From the book of Hebrews, however, we learn that David wrote […]

Approaching God – Psalm 84

Read the Passage: Psalm 84 God’s Sanctuary (84:1–4) The superscription to this psalm says that it was written by the sons of Korah. This group of men wrote eleven of […]

Prosperity of the Wicked – Psalm 73

Read the Passage: Psalm 73 Prosperity (73:1–12) The superscript to Psalm 73 identifies the author as Asaph. Recall that Asaph wrote 12 of the Psalms (i.e., Pss. 50, 73–83), which […]

Confession and Forgiveness – Psalm 51

Read the Passage: Psalm 51 Plea for Forgiveness (51:1–4) As the superscript to this psalm notes, this passage is “a psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, […]

Desiring God – Psalm 42

Read the Passage: Psalm 42 Yearning for God (42:1–4) The superscription to this psalm says that it was written by the sons of Korah. This group of men wrote eleven […]

The Joy of Forgiveness – Psalm 32

Read the Passage: Psalm 32 Sin and Guilt (32:1–4) Most scholars believe that Psalm 32 was written by David in the context of his sin with Bathsheba and consequent confrontation […]

The Good Shepherd – Psalm 23

Read the Passage: Psalm 23 Provision of the Lord (23:1–3) David is introduced into the biblical narrative when the Lord sent Samuel to anoint a new king to replace Saul […]

Revelation of God – Psalm 19

Read the Passage: Psalm 19 General Revelation (19:1–6) The Bible speaks of the concept of natural or general revelation as being manifest via three different means: the natural world (cf. […]

Psalms: Introduction – Psalm 1

Read the Passage: Psalm 1 Authorship and Date – While the ultimate author of the Book of Psalms is the Lord, humanly speaking, there are at least seven different named […]

False Teachers – Jude

Read the Passage: Jude Author and Date: The epistle of Jude is the fifth shortest book in the Bible, consisting of only 461 words and containing just 25 verses. The […]