Posts from November 2017

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Help us now! (Psalm 79)

by Dr. Norman Wise

Meditations on Psalm 79 LORD, we your people have sinned and lost our way.  The unbelieving world rejoices to see us confused and divided.  YOUR people are in ruins.  The blood of YOUR saints is poured out on the streets today.  YOUR daughters and sons are tortured for their faith today in prisons around the […]

How can we avoid self-righteousness?

by Dr. Norman Wise

How can we avoid becoming self-righteous? By recognizing that all the virtue, character, and goodness in us is a gift of God by grace alone provided by the mercy found in Christ alone. “For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why […]

LORD Help! (Psalm 77)

by Dr. Norman Wise

Meditation on Psalm 77 LORD, give me a voice to cry to YOU.  Help me believe that YOU will hear me. LORD, there are days of trouble, sorrow, loss, confusion, and suffering and so I come seeking YOU.  Help me not become weary in seeking YOU.  Help my soul not find comfort in other things […]

Giving Thanks

by Dr. Norman Wise

NASB Search Results 75 Verses Found, 152 Matches 2Sa 22:50  “Therefore I will give thanks to You, O LORD, among the nations, And I will sing praises to Your name. 1Ch 16:7  Then on that day David first assigned Asaph and his relatives to give thanks to the LORD. 1Ch 16:8  Oh give thanks to the LORD, call […]

Psalm 76 – Reality Check – God is KING of kings!

by Dr. Norman Wise

Meditation on Psalm 76 Living Creator with infinite power and love of justice, it is easy to forget because of YOUR mercy and grace, that YOU are KING of kings and LORD of lords.  YOU are the ultimate ruler and judge.  All the military power of the nations is nothing to YOU.  The might of […]

Meditation on Psalm 75 – Lord have mercy on us!

by Dr. Norman Wise

Meditation on Psalm 75 LIVING LORD of holiness, righteousness, and justice, may I be in awe of YOU and fear YOU.  May the fear of YOU fill the every nation, tribe, people, language, and culture.  Help me remember that is ordained for every human being to die and then face YOUR just judgment and YOU […]

Lord have mercy on me (Psalm 115)

by Dr. Norman Wise

Meditation on Psalm 75 LIVING LORD of holiness, righteousness, and justice, may I be in awe of YOU and fear YOU.  May the fear of YOU fill the every nation, tribe, people, language, and culture.  Help me remember that is ordained for every human being to die and then face YOUR just judgment and YOU […]

What is faith?

by Dr. Norman Wise

There are two peculiar characteristics of pure faith. It sees God behind all the blessings and imperfect works which tend to conceal Him, and it holds the soul in a state of continued suspense. Faith seems to keep us constantly up in the air, never quite certain of what is going to happen in the […]

The Storm & the Promise

by Dr. Norman Wise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB0ReTpA6Gg –   My beginning advice to you is this: Always read the Scriptures with a heart ready to repent (and believe the gospel). Receive the storm that repentance brings. Let the holy winds toss you to and fro. You will be awakened to new depths as you wrestle with the life forces within. What […]

Thirst for more!

by Dr. Norman Wise

“Like the woman at the well, sooner or later, perhaps in a quiet, reflective moment, we must all come to terms with the honest truth that we were looking for more than we’ve found thus far. We certainly don’t resemble the Samaritan woman. We keep our marriages to a minimum, and we hold down respectable […]