Scripture: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Ps 34:1 NASB As our community recovers from the shooting incident that occurred on Wednesday, 2 April 2014, comfort can be found in the Lord and our salvation. I heard a news report that during a service off post where the leadership had some type of memorial for those lost, a church member asked the question “Why did this happen? Again? Many times in our lives, we will be immersed in stressful, chaotic, and sometimes devastating circumstances. If the cause is within your … Continue reading
Scripture: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Ps 34:1 NASB Israel had a tradition of memorizing scripture – to them the first five books of the Bible or Torah. Therefore, when a rabbi spoke the first part of a scripture passage, like one of the books of the Bible, it was a reference to the whole passage. Jesus is thought by many scholars to have done this when he quoted the first verse of Psalm 22 from the cross. In today’s passage, the first verse is just the beginning of … Continue reading
“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1, 2 Often we run into obstacles or difficulties in life, but fail to remember where our true source of strength lies – in the one who made us and everything else we see. Our God will supply all our needs through Christ Jesus!