Songs of Degrees – Historical Introduction

Following the Hallel psalms (113-118) and the great exposition on the practical blessings of the Word of God (119), we now come to a group of 15 psalms, all entitled ‘Song of Degrees’, or in some translations ‘Song of Ascents’. We have no clear understanding as to the specific historical context that gave rise to…

King Ego

Yesterday I spent the majority of the day working with a homeless alcoholic we shall call Adam (fictitious name). Spending time with him, trying to get him into some shelter or hostel was not only eye-opening from the point of view of how others live, but enlightening concerning the underlying problems of the soul. Adam…