Church, get ready to blush…

In our previous posts we’ve seen The Sons of Korah (SoK), men who deserved death but had reserved mercy wrote Psalm 45 a song to the King Deep affection that was being communicated to the King, in fact, it is a love song, with words that only a lover would use. That the King inContinue reading “Church, get ready to blush…”

How to Walk in the Spirit

In a recent conversation, a friend said, “I want to grow in walking in the Spirit” a couple of times.  It’s a Biblical phrase for sure, and one you hear in my part of the US quite a lot, but I started thinking, “what does that mean?”  And I wanted to write out a fewContinue reading “How to Walk in the Spirit”

Marvelous Grace & Beautiful Wrath

In our previous posts we’ve seen The Sons of Korah (SoK), men who deserved death but had reserved mercy wrote Psalm 45 a song to the King Deep affection that was being communicated to the King, in fact, it is a love song, with words that only a lover would use. That the King inContinue reading “Marvelous Grace & Beautiful Wrath”

The King Smells like a Corpse

Well, we’re back in Psalm 45.  In previous 2 posts, we discovered that the Sons of Korah, these dead men walking, are writing this Psalm as a love song to the King.  Today, I want to look a little closer and try to figure out who this King is.  Verse 2-5 says this: 2 YouContinue reading “The King Smells like a Corpse”

Language of a Lover

In my first post about Psalm 45, we discovered that it was written by the Sons of Korah, whom I described as dead men walking, and that this particular Royal Psalm is a love song.  And today I want to begin to dig into the words of this song.  Let’s look at verse 1. MyContinue reading “Language of a Lover”

Your Grandmother was Nothing…a Puritan Putdown?

I’m reading in Thomas Goodwin these days, and just can’t understand why my brain (and heart really) isn’t as impressive as his.  You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who can unpack in such beautiful and devastatingly logical ways BOTH the great depths of human separation from God and the soaring heights of God’s affection forContinue reading “Your Grandmother was Nothing…a Puritan Putdown?”

Psalm 45 – A Love Song Written by Dead Men

Friends, I hope you’re 2019 is off to a grand start.  And what better way to start the blog year than discussing a Royal Psalm.  Of course, this isn’t just any Royal Psalm.  Yes, the King is front and center like the other Royal Psalms, but Psalm 45 differs markedly in terms of author, tone,Continue reading “Psalm 45 – A Love Song Written by Dead Men”