Suffering and the Goodness of God

Ecclesiastes 3:6-8, Part 3 – There is a time for everything

In Part 3 of my blog series, Suffering and the Goodness of God, I am highlighting Ecclesiastes 3 verses 6 to 8 which are a part of the 8 verses titled, “A Time for Everything.”  These 8 verses contain contrasting activities.  Solomon, who penned these lines, is teaching us that life is a balance of… Continue reading Ecclesiastes 3:6-8, Part 3 – There is a time for everything

Suffering and the Goodness of God

Ecclesiastes 3:4-5, Part 2 – There is a time for everything

In Part 2 of my blog series, Suffering and the Goodness of God, I am highlighting Ecclesiastes 3:4-5. Verses 4 through 5 are the midpoint of the first 8 verses in the 3rd chapter of Ecclesiastes that are framed with the title, A Time for Everything. There is a rhythm to these verses as each… Continue reading Ecclesiastes 3:4-5, Part 2 – There is a time for everything

Suffering and the Goodness of God

Ecclesiastes 3:1-3, Part 1 – There is a time for everything

I can’t think of a better way to begin my new blog series, Suffering and the Goodness of God, than with verses 1 through 8 in the 3rd chapter of the book of Ecclesiastes.  Solomon, the author, was known as a spectacularly wealthy and wise King of Israel who succeeded his father, King David. In… Continue reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-3, Part 1 – There is a time for everything

Psalms that awaken a longing for heaven

Psalm 84 – They go from strength to strength

Psalm 84 is the next Psalm I am highlighting in my series, “Psalms that awaken a longing for heaven.”   The 12 verses in this psalm paint a picture of the Israelites on a pilgrimage, and God is their destination and the source of all their hopes and dreams.  As they travel to be with God,… Continue reading Psalm 84 – They go from strength to strength

Psalms that awaken a longing for heaven

Psalm 23 – The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing

Psalm 23 A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3     he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,[a] I will fear no… Continue reading Psalm 23 – The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing

Psalms that awaken a longing for heaven

Psalm 16 – Apart from God I have no good thing

Psalm 16 A miktam[a] of David. 1 Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” 3 I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my… Continue reading Psalm 16 – Apart from God I have no good thing