When the Bible refers to love and hate, it does not correspond particularly well with the ways those two words are used today.
When we affirm the substitutionary atonement (i.e., that Jesus died in our place), we also understand that this was only possible because he had lived in our place.
In the aftermath of Korah’s rebellion, very few would have believed that one day their family would be appointed to lead worship for all of God’s people.
Biblically speaking, we are all refugees in the sense that we all should have a sense of displacement, a longing for the only true place where we are at home: the presence of God.
It is fitting that at the very moment Jesus was, quite literally, shedding his blood for us, he addressed God as Father, thereby modeling for us the new and living way that was being opened to all of us through the gospel.
In the Bible, death is nothing more than sin made visible. Thus, God’s victory over sin must, ultimately, be a visible victory over death.
Although David was battling enemies here on earth, the psalm portrays the whole earth rocking and quivering under the power of God as he thunders forth with his presence and power.
Psalm 7 portrays God as the great warrior who stands by our side in the battle against evil in which we are engaged.
This psalm celebrates the power and grandeur of the voice of the Lord.
One of the defining identity markers for Christians is that we are resurrection people. This means that we understand that God always has the last word.