God chose you to be established in Him

Scripture Notes on Psalm 87 On the holy mount stands the city He founded; the Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.  (Psalm 87:1-2) God chose Jerusalem to be the special place He would make His home.  He chose Jerusalem to be a shining example of His love […]

God abounds with love for you

Scripture Notes on Psalm 86 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.  (Psalm 86:4-5) Some people see God as a task master, harsh and stern and waiting […]

God’s heart is for the helpless

Scripture Notes on Psalm 82 How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?  Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. (Psalm 82:2-3) All throughout Scripture, God has harsh words and strong judgments for those in authority who use their power to […]