What happens when your dreams are pulverized? To whom do you turn? Where do you run? In the Psalms, Book 3 (Psalms 7389) concludes with the crushing news that the crown of David had been buried in the dust of the earth. In short, because of Israel's sin, and the sin of David's sons in particular, God permitted the nations of Egypt and Babylon to plunder and then exile the...Keep Reading
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A few of OBC's children's ministry leaders weigh in on some resources for engaging your children with the gospel during a global pandemic -- or any time....
From Exaltation to Exile: The Tragic Fall of David's House In his chapter on the Psalms, Paul House writes of Book 3, Psalms 7389: Subtle shifts in tone, superscriptions and content leading up to historical summaries in Psalms 78 and 89 indicate that part three [Psalms 7389] reflects Israel's decline into sin and exile. This national demise occurs in about 930587 B.C. an...Keep Reading
This last Sunday we looked at Psalm 73. This psalm displays Asaph's struggle as he observes the wicked prospering while the righteous suffer. Asaph looks horizontally and sees the prosperity of the wicked and how they mock God. He then shifts his focus heavenward and finds correction for his heart. It is then that he can say, "Whom have I in heaven but you?" As you consid...Keep Reading