Measuring Days, Psalm 39

A bit over two years ago, I blogged on Psalm 39 under the title, "Carpe Diem!" That Latin phrase means, "Seize the day," which still seems an apt title. But in revisiting the psalm today, I'm struck by the ESV heading, "What Is the Measure of My Days?" In this personal lament that conveys the … Continue reading Measuring Days, Psalm 39

Dwelling in the Land, Psalm 37

As I've blogged my way through the Psalms, I've noticed over and over how God's promises are for the here and now as well as for the future. While Psalm 37 repeatedly assures believers that they will inherit the land and dwell in it forever (which seems to refer to our eternal future), it also … Continue reading Dwelling in the Land, Psalm 37

Steadfast love, Psalm 33

The English Standard Version (ESV) uses a term that I cherish: steadfast love.┬áThe King James (KJV) and New King James (NKJV) translate the same phrase as "goodness," while the American Standard Version (ASV) translates it as "lovingkindness" and the New International Version (NIV84) uses "unfailing love." Based on what I've heard from those who know … Continue reading Steadfast love, Psalm 33