God’s Stubborn Compassion for Stubborn People – Psalm 78

The overarching theme of Psalm 78 and God’s ultimate praiseworthy deed is His stubborn compassion for stubborn people. Derek Kidner, one of my favorite OT commentators, writes, “If Israel’s record is her shame, God’s persistent goodness emerges as her hope and ours for the unfinished story.” The Bible is a record of our family history. … Continue reading God’s Stubborn Compassion for Stubborn People – Psalm 78

9/11 and the Imprecatory Psalms: Two Opinions

Here's a list of the Lament Psalms known as Imprecatory (Psalm 7, 35, 52, 54, 55, 58, 59, 79, 83, 94, 129, 137, and 140). Claus Westermann claims that these imprecatory Psalms “have once and for all been taken away from Christ’s congregation.”[1] Some of them[2] appear rather bloodthirsty, pre-Christian and inappropriate for believers to … Continue reading 9/11 and the Imprecatory Psalms: Two Opinions