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What Should We Think About the Imprecatory Psalms?

How should we make sense of the Imprecatory Psalms?

Imprecatory psalms (e.g., Pss 5, 10, 17, 35, 58, 59, 69, 70, 79, 83, 109, 129, 137, 140) are those psalms which call upon God to destroy the wicked, and they include some of the most shocking words in the Bible. 1,662 more words

Biblical Theology

A Different Perspective

On this beauty of a summer’s night

I’m captivated by 

the rustling leaves of sweet pear trees

and the vibrant colored sky

the view, it melts away my cares… 195 more words

Faith

A Theology of Lament: Excerpts from Bruce Waltke, James Houston, and Erika Moore's The Psalms as Christian Lament

Bruce K. Waltke is Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale, and professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College, Vancouver. James M. 744 more words

Excerpts

We Advance Ourselves by Advancing Others

Reading:                                     Psalm 35

 (Verses 26-28)

May all who gloat over my distress     

be put to shame and confusion;

may all who exalt themselves over me      404 more words

Psalms

Give thanks today as David did!

Psalm 18

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 47 more words

Life's Ups And Downs

Psalm 116

I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.

Then I called on the name of the Lord; “O Lord, save me!”

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our Lord is full of compassion. 40 more words

Life

~Seeing Grey~

First the books were released and our news feeds blew up with conversation of “mommy porn.” Now that the movie is set to debut on Valentine’s, (classy move Hollywood), once again my screen is flooded with Grey. 1,019 more words