Circumstances

David Called For Trust Despite Evil Men - Psalms 37:1 – 37:8 (commentary)

David wrote this psalm in his old age (v. 25) and reflects upon his years of experience. He deals with an age old question of “Why do the wicked prosper, when the righteous are afflicted?” Both Psalm 37 and Psalm 49 wrestle with this same problem. This passage cov …

Praise The Lord Regardless of Circumstances - Psalms 103:1 – 103:14 (commentary)

Spurgeon said, “There is too much in this Psalm for a thousand pens to write. It has often been referred to as David’s Hallelujah Chorus. It contains twenty-two verses - the same number as there are letters in the Hebrew alphabet. In the original text the verses are all of u …

A Prayer For Revenge - Psalms 137:1 – 137:9 (commentary)

Reflecting on the period of exile, this psalm may have been written toward the end of the Babylonian Captivity. So great was the exiles’ grief that even the singers were silent. It is about two cities: Babylon (vv. 1-4) and Jerusalem (vv. 5,6) and of the next door neighbor, Edom …

Paul’s Prayer For The Church in Philippi - Philippians 1:3 – 1:07 (commentary)

Paul uses three thoughts that describe true Christian Fellowship: 1. I have you in my mind (vv. 3-6). - It is remarkable that Paul is thinking of others and not of himself as he waits for his trial in Rome. His mind goes back to the believers in Philippi, and every time he thinks …

Daniel Taken to Babylon - Daniel 1:1 – 1:7 (commentary)

This chapter introduces the book by giving the background and preparation of the prophet. It opens with Nebuchadnezzar’s besieging of Jerusalem which took place during the reign of Jehoiakim, the eldest son of Josiah (v. 1). Jeremiah had warned Jehoiakim of an impending invasion …