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Lasting Satisfaction

Lasting Satisfaction

As you read the Psalms of David, you cannot help but wonder if he faced any day of his life without opposition. In psalm after psalm, he pleads with God for deliverance from those who oppress him. Psalm 17 is another of those prayers. The pattern is a familiar one....

Enough is Enough (Hebrews 13:5–6)

The writer has spent twelve chapters highlighting that the new covenant is so much better than the old covenant. But with the privileges of such a great covenant come great ethical responsibilities. Hebrews 13 identifies some of these. These covenantal...

Seated and Satisfied—for Sure (Hebrews 10:11–18)

Donald Guthrie writes, “To draw near to God is man’s highest exercise.”1 Since we are not clean, we can only do so by the grace of God in Christ. This is the burden of the author of Hebrews. His point is that you can engage in this highest exercise, both in time and...

The Satisfying Shepherd (Psalm 23:1–6)

One of the most recognisable rock anthems of all time is The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it is considered by many critics to be the greatest rock hit of all time. The lyrics speak of a person who can’t...

Our Fearless Brother (Hebrews 2:16-18)

Death is not a popular topic of conversation. It never has been. Yet in recent generations much of our society has become increasingly squeamish about facing this reality. There was a time, at least in places like Europe and the Americas, where homes were built with...