In 1777, Dr. William Dodd, a London clergyman, was condemned to be hanged for forgery. When his last sermon, delivered in prison, was published, a friend commented to Samuel Johnson that the effort was far better than he had thought the man capable of. Dr. Johnson replied, “Depend upon it, when a man knows heContinue reading “PSALM 62”


This psalm opens with a declaration that “the fool” denies God’s existence. The Hebrew word translated as “fool” in this verse is nā’bāl. This doesn’t imply someone who is stupid or incapable. It means someone senseless, irrational, or lacking in wisdom. Even intelligent people can act like fools, and there is nothing more foolish than denyingContinue reading “PSALM 53”