Struggling with Temptation? I Wrote a Prayer to Help You

I think temptation is something that we all struggle with. I know I do anyways, so I thought that I would write this prayer for those who do struggle with temptation. Prayer Against Temptation Lord Jesus Christ, for forty days you suffered temptations in the wilderness by the Devil and you emerged without yielding. Lord … Continue reading Struggling with Temptation? I Wrote a Prayer to Help You

Going Through the Psalms – Psalm 17 – The Apple of the Lord’s Eye

In this Psalm David prays that the Lord will hear his petition for relief for he is sorely vexed by his enemies. He seeks comfort under the protection of the Lord and that the Lord may be mindful of him as if he were the apple of the Lord's eye. Hear a just cause, O … Continue reading Going Through the Psalms – Psalm 17 – The Apple of the Lord’s Eye

Going Through the Psalms – Psalm 12 – The Godly One is Gone

This Psalm is titled "To the Choirmaster; according to the Sheminith. A Psalm of David." Once again this Psalm is intended to be set to music but it is unclear of what type. Given its dramatic nature, we could imagine it as an operatic lament as our hero David wonders where all the godly have … Continue reading Going Through the Psalms – Psalm 12 – The Godly One is Gone

Going Through the Psalms – Psalm 11 – To Flee or Not to Flee?

It is not exactly clear when this Psalm was written. Some commentators speculate that it was written while David was in Saul's employ and was pondering an escape (see C.H. Spurgeon commentary and also W. Wilson notes therein). Others that it reflects a time when he had already fled Saul (see Thomas Fuller notes in … Continue reading Going Through the Psalms – Psalm 11 – To Flee or Not to Flee?

Going Through the Psalms – Psalm 10 – The Nature of the Wicked Man

According to Martin Luther this Psalm was described by Augustine as the "Psalm of Antichrist" (see Martin Luther note in Psalm 10 by C. H. Spurgeon). Per Luther, "There is not, in my judgment, a Psalm which describes the mind, the manners, the feelings, and the fate of the ungodly with so much propriety, fullness, … Continue reading Going Through the Psalms – Psalm 10 – The Nature of the Wicked Man