Mend Your Drift

Share this Post I like to fish. That’s it. No qualification; no equivocation. I enjoy everything about fishing. I like getting out of bed before the sun comes up, loading my gear into my old blue pickup, and heading for the mountains. The entire ritual associated with a fishing trip turns my crank. When Old Blue starts into the washboard …

Waiting In Worship

Share this Post Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.” Ps 123:2 The psalms of degrees are songs of ascending or songs of steps. They …

Preparation For Worship

Share this Post “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Ps 122:1 Beginning immediately after the chapter that is at the center of the Bible are the songs of degrees. Psalm 119 is the heart of the Bible and expresses a heart for God’s Word. This chapter is a song …

God Is Our Keeper

Share this Post “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth” Ps 121:1-2. The songs of “degrees” are songs that were composed to be sung as worshipers ascended toward the Temple in Jerusalem. Some versions have the heading “a song of ascents.” Psalms …

Deliverance From Deceit

Share this Post “In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.” Ps 120:1-2 The fifteen psalms of “degrees” or songs of ascent were inspired and composed to be sung as Israel ascended the temple mount. These fifteen songs (Psalm 120-134) were prayers and …