Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 118

What can man do unto me? Having reached the pinnacle and seen much of the glories of the LORD, and known His saving power, these psalms of Hallel conclude by looking forward, fully trusting in the LORD and His redemptive work. The psalmist, which many take to be David (see Ezra 3:10,11) understands there will…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Overview of Book Five

Today we begin Book Five of the psalter, and just as the fifth book of Moses, Deuteronomy, is a re-gathering of the people, a new generation, to re-visit the law – a call to covenant faithfulness – before they enter the land, so this last book of the psalms has similar themes. The Story so…

Who is the Messiah?

The Definition The word ‘Messiah‘ means ‘anointed one’, and is used throughout Scripture to refer to different people. According to Biblehub the Hebrew word occurs 39 times. mashiach: anointed Original Word: מָשִׁ֫יחַ Part of Speech: Noun Masculine Transliteration: mashiach Phonetic Spelling: (maw-shee’-akh) Short Definition: anointed The References Lev 4 & 6 (4 times) ‘the anointed priest’ 1 Sam 2:10. ‘The…

Jesus Christ, the Son of David

Some I have spoken to recently have disputed this point, claiming the Jesus was not of the seed of David; that the genealogies are invented; that Jesus cannot be the promised Messiah. However, throughout the Gospels we find people referring to Jesus, in passing, as the Son of David. In other words, Jesus’ link with…