Psalm 82 & The Divine Council Bible Study [Slideshow+]

July 2, 2019 @DannyScottonJr 0

In Psalm 82, God (Elohim, singular) stands in the divine assembly of elohim (plural)– lesser, created, divine/spiritual beings. At least some of these elohim are condemned by God for not exercising justice when governing the nations. They were supposed to govern justly concerning the poor, needy, fatherless, powerless – but they didn’t do their job. Therefore God says these disobedient elohim will die like mortals. Then the Psalmist prays that the LORD manifests His justice over all the nations – for they’re all, ultimately, the LORD’s inheritance.

[Sermon] Life: Use Only As Directed | Psalm 1

June 8, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

Meditation: For what? To be a true fan of Jesus, fanatically imitating Christ. Meditation: Why? According to Psalm 1, we can use life as selected or life as directed. One way leads to self-destruction, the other leads to bliss. Meditation: How? By making meditation a priority concerning our time, by putting God’s word in our hearts using tools, knowing that we are in this together.

Medicinal Memory | Psalm 77:5 Meditation

May 28, 2018 @DannyScottonJr 0

The Holy City of Jerusalem had been conquered. God’s chosen people were dragged away to Babylon as slaves. Was it not reasonable for the psalmist to express his doubts and question God? Yet, these questions lead the psalmist to remember the past mighty acts of the holy, sovereign, and compassionate God — who is worthy of his and our trust. 

Psalm 73:25 #VOTD [+ Memorization Tutorial Video]

November 20, 2017 @DannyScottonJr 0

Though we do not live under the yoke of slavery at the hands of the wicked oppressors who ransacked our homeland, we can still make the same choice as the psalmist. For, besides God, nothing in all the heavens and the earth comes close to warranting our ultimate desire. And, while many who are far from the LORD seem to prosper at present, we can trust that through Christ, we will enjoy prosperity in eternity — in the presence of God

Psalm 139:5 #VOTD (+ Memorization Tutorial Video)

October 15, 2017 @DannyScottonJr 0

As a mother envelops her child in her loving arms, the LORD surrounds His children with loving protection (cf. Mt 23:37). In light of our loving, all-seeing and all-knowing God, we ought to surrender to His leadership and His will. As David concludes…