Category Archives: Old Testament Poets

Are You Thirsty For God?

This is a sermon on Psalm 63. Introduction Greetings to you this morning in the name of our great God, the God who satisfies our deepest longings and our thirst for his divine presence.  Our text today is Psalm 63 … Continue reading

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Psalm 69 in the Gospel of John

This essay identifies Psalm 69 as having great significance to Christ and the Apostle John.  John’s gospel makes use of Psalm 69 to illustrate the suffering and glory of the Messiah, and does so with a basic grammical-historical hermeneutic of the original OT context, while … Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 103: A Hymn of Praise for God’s Mercy

“Bless the LORD, O my soul!” Psalm 103 begins and concludes with this exclamation and command to the psalmist’s own soul to praise the Lord. Between these two lines, which function as an inclusio and reveal the song’s theme, Psalm … Continue reading

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How Does Job Fit Proverbs? (Part 2)

Thesis: Factoring time into classical retribution theology does not make Job fit with the teaching of Proverbs. Proof: Classical retribution theology involves the notion of a response flowing necessarily from an action: blessing from obedience and punishment from disobedience. The … Continue reading

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How Does Job Fit Proverbs? (Part 1)

Thesis: Job prevents us from reading Proverbs and becoming like Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. Proof: Job’s three friends are those smug guys in our neighborhood Bible Studies. They apply the proverbs with “discernment” by diagnosing your problems confessed during Prayer … Continue reading

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Why Did Job Suffer? (Part 2)

Thesis: The Lord did not cause Job’s suffering to primarily teach us how to suffer, although a godly response to human suffering may be learned from Job. Proof: The thesis “the Lord caused Job’s suffering to teach us how to … Continue reading

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Why Did Job Suffer? (Part 1)

Thesis: God visited his righteous servant Job with great sufferings to teach us that God alone is wise. Proof: Job attempts to answer the question, “Who is wise?” The definitive answer is not Satan, not men (Job’s friends), not even … Continue reading

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