Call to Worship – Psalm 103

Read the Passage: Psalm 103

Man’s Worship (103:1–5)

While the exact occasion of David’s writing of Psalm 103 is unknown, it seems likely that it was penned later in his life, when David had a sweeter sense of God’s forgiveness, on account of a greater awareness of his own sin. Continue reading Call to Worship – Psalm 103

Paul’s Second Prayer – Ephesians 3:14–21

Read the Passage: Ephesians 3:14-21

Rationale (3:14–15)

If we include his short blessings and benedictions, Paul records more than forty prayers in his thirteen epistles. Among these prayers, the ones recorded in Eph. 1:15–23; 3:14–21 are two of Paul’s longest prayers. Continue reading Paul’s Second Prayer – Ephesians 3:14–21

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, we cannot be certain when David wrote this psalm; however, the majority of scholars believe this psalm was written in response to God inaugurating the so-called Davidic Covenant at 2 Sam. Continue reading God’s Goodness – Psalm 138

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 authors. David’s name is appended to 73 of the psalms, with the New Testament attributing two additional psalms to him (cf. Acts 4:25; Heb. 4:7). Continue reading Psalms: Introduction – Psalm 1