Cast your burdens…

We have been trying to help several people at the moment who are struggling with various intractable problems. I suppose that is the “default” human position? It made me think of Psalm 55:22, “Cast your cares on the LORD” (NIV). Older translations say, “Cast your BURDENS….” – The NIV correctly sees David in this Psalm […]

El Olam

“El Olam” is a name of God that comes comparatively few times, yet it reveals a wonderful aspect of His character. It means “the Everlasting God.” Its meaning is a little difficult to convey, because the Hebrew word “Olam” can’t be expressed in one particular English word. In Hebrew, “Olam” means: “everlasting”…“evermore”…“old”…“ancient time”…“beginning of the […]

Jehovah Tsidkenu

Today’s name for God is “Jehovah-tsidkenu” – “The Lord our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:6). It is a distinctly Messianic title. All the way through the Bible we see God as a “Righteous God” and One who demands that we are “holy” too (Leviticus 11:44; 19:2; 20:7; 7:26). And right through the Bible the way we are […]