Sandyknowes Blog

Living beside the busiest roundabout in Northern Ireland gives plenty of opportunity for watching the world go by. Sandyknowes Blog is the personal blog of Niall Lockhart (minister of Ballyhenry). Pull in and have a read…

Read: Psalm 110 vs 1-7

Today we come to Psalm 110. This is a ‘signpost Psalm’, pointing us forward on a journey that ultimately takes us from the Old Testament into the New. These words of David begin in vs 1 with a ‘lord’ (a phrase simply used to refer to an important person) being spoken to by the ‘LORD’ (an Old Testament way of referring to God Himself).

Read: Psalm 109 vs 1-31

We all like to be liked and there is something very reassuring and comforting when people get on well with us. The Bible encourages us to make the pursuit of good relationships with others a real life priority, so for example in Romans 12:18 we read:

‘If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.’

Read: Psalm 107 vs 23-43

The theme of ‘God’s unfailing love’ continues on today as we come to the second part of Psalm 107. Everywhere the Psalmist looks they see evidences of the LORD’s wonderful deeds, be that ‘in the deep’ (vs 24), in the desert (vs 33), in times of distress (vs 28), and in times of provision (vs 41).