Even though we are all too familiar with dissatisfaction and longing we often forget the end of the journey. The Psalms of Ascent begin here but they end with Psalm 134 – glory and worship in the presence of the Lord.
“Bible interpretation is not just about me and my Bible. It is about God’s word to his people.”
Reconciliation is Jesus’ mission as the God-man-Mediator.
In a sense, like the remanent of Israel, we still sing; come, thou long expected Jesus, but unlike them, we have the certainty that he already came once.
It is not hard to see where the opening line of Watts’ carol comes from – Joy to the world! Joy jumps from every line of the Psalm.
Productive patience sounds like a contradiction. But in fact it is one of the hallmarks of faith. Productive patience isn’t passive resignation, its active trust.
What Scripture teaches about how unity gets worked out in the everyday life of the Church
The love that God gave us by sending his Son Jesus to live a perfect life, die for us, and rise from the dead, making it possible for us to be justified and eventually raised with him, is the ultimate solution…
God cannot tire of us coming to him to find rest because he knows nothing else will do.
Are we distorting the biblical portrait of Jesus?