Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 53 – The Answer
Post

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 53 – The Answer

God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Do all these evildoers know nothing? (Psalm 53:2-4) The Answer My family has a fun habit of...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 52 – Bad Heroes
Post

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 52 – Bad Heroes

“Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God? Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin.” (Psalm 52:1) Bad Heroes In 1966, Italian film director Sergio Leone produced the classic Spaghetti Western, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” starring...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 51 – The Power of Then
Post

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 51 – The Power of Then

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors your ways so that sinners will turn back to you. (Psalm 51:12-13) The Power of Then If you know me personally, or if you’ve read enough of my Thirsty Thursday posts, you know that I love words....

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 50 – God’s People?
Post

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 50 – God’s People?

“Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” (Psalm 50:14-15) God’s People? Maybe you’ve invited a neighbor or coworker to church and heard the excuse: “Why would I go to church? Christians are all so judgmental!” Of course, whenever I...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 49- How Much Is Enough?
Post

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 49- How Much Is Enough?

Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world, both low and high, rich and poor alike…People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish. This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings.  (Psalm 49:1-2, 12-13) How Much is...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 47 – Hands-On Training
Post

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 47 – Hands-On Training

Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!  (Psalm 47:1, NKJV) “Hands-On Training” You know those obnoxious advertisements that always pop up when you’re watching YouTube, doing a Google search, online shopping or just about or anything else? I saw one just today that was advertising a licensing...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 48 – Showing Off
Post

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 48 – Showing Off

Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain. For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. (Psalm 48:1, 14) “Showing Off” Next Monday is July 4. All across this country we will be celebrating the day our forefathers declared independence from England...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 46 – R-E-L-A-X
Post

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 46 – R-E-L-A-X

God is our strong refuge; he is truly our helper in times of trouble…He says, “Stop your striving and recognize that I am God! I will be exalted over the nations! I will be exalted over the earth!” The Lord who commands armies is on our side! The God of Jacob is our protector! (Psalm...

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 45 – Suit Up!
Post

Thirsty Thursday: Psalm 45 – Suit Up!

Be here—the king is wild for you.     Since he’s your lord, adore him.   (Psalm 45:11, The Message) “Suit Up!” I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we are knee-deep in “wedding season” right now. We were recently at a Lake Michigan beach and watched as two different wedding parties vied for just the perfect photo op....

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 43-Help is Coming!
Post

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 43-Help is Coming!

Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.  Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight.  (Psalm 43:3-4) Help is Coming! As we continue our walk through the book of psalms—one song at a time—this week’s “Thirsty Thursday”...