The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked

Text: Psalm 1:1-6 This psalm describes a contrast between two individuals – “the righteous” and “the wicked.” These two individuals have very different approaches to life. Because of this, they also have very different outcomes in the end. Let’s consider this contrast and see how we measure up. The Righteous Man He is blessed (v. 1) – […]

Balaam and the Donkey

Text: Numbers 22:15-35 Balaam is mentioned three times in the New Testament. Each time false teachers were likened to him – motivated by greed (2 Peter 2:15; Jude 11) and led God’s people astray (Revelation 2:14). The most memorable incident in his life was his argument with a talking donkey (Numbers 22:21-31). His character was on display […]

Testing for Leprosy

Text: Leviticus 13:1-3 The law of Moses contained several tests to determine if one was infected with leprosy (Leviticus 13). This was a dangerous and contagious disease that would eat away at their body and spread to others. It needed to be detected, properly diagnosed, isolated, and (hopefully) cured. We can draw a parallel between this and […]

Do Not Envy the Wicked

Text: Psalm 73:1-2 God has abundantly blessed us in this life. More than this, He has also promised something far better after. Yet we are still tempted to envy those around us as the wicked often seem to prosper in this life. This is nothing new. In Psalm 73, Asaph wrote about the same thing. God was […]

Things That Are More Valuable Than Gold

Text: Job 31:24-25, 28 There is a temptation to put our trust in wealth, especially when we face greater uncertainty than normal. For centuries, gold has been valued; and the Scriptures do not deny the value of it. However, we are not to put our trust in it. As Job said in our text, that would […]

Psalm 23 and the Christian

Text: Psalm 23 The 23rd psalm is one of the most well-known and well-loved passages in the Bible. It helps provide comfort, encouragement, and peace as we go through a harsh and wicked world. It was written during the time of the old law, yet there are certainly lessons that apply to us as Christians. “The Lord […]

Who May Ascend into the Hill of the Lord?

Text: Psalm 24:1-5 In this passage, there is an important question for us to consider. We’re going to notice the psalmist’s answer and also see why this question is important. To do that, we’re going to work backwards in our text – start at the end and move to the beginning to see what we can learn. Why […]