The last word of one of the darkest psalms is “darkness” (88:18 ESV). After detailing his crying out to God “day and night”(v. 1) for deliverance, the writer’s final line is, “You have caused my beloved and my friend to shun me; my companions have
We live in an age of perpetual offence. We are taught to be so wary of offending people that we tend to walk on eggshells around any topic that has the remotest possibility of being offensive. Christians, of course, are rightly wary of offending others.
A couple of years ago, Sovereign Grace Music released a Christmas album titled Prepare Him Room. It is a mixture of traditional Christmas songs and Sovereign Grace originals. One of my favourite tracks is an older classic—“O Holy Night”—but with new lyrics for the second and
The Old Testament, we have seen, is filled with prophecies of the coming Messiah. Christmas truly has ancient origins, stretching back to the very dawn of human history. But of all the ancient prophecies of Messiah, perhaps the best known by Christian readers of the