Entries by Brian Borgman

A Faithful Witness

Vav (w) Stanza (41-48) Introduction We are called to be witnesses for our Lord Jesus (Acts 1:8). We are called to use words. But we live in times when our words of witness invoke hostility. We can learn much from Daniel and his witness. Daniel knew nothing but a hostile environment, and yet from his […]

A New Covenant Prayer

He (h) Stanza (33-40) Introduction How often do we pray for our spiritual growth? We legitimately pray for all kinds of needs and concerns, but how often do we pray that God would grow and change us from the inside out? This stanza is a prayer for growth from a changed heart. There are many […]

Grace to Stick When Stuck

Daleth (d) Stanza (25-32) Introduction Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) memorably wrote in the hymn, “None Other Lamb, None Other Name,” these words: My faith burns low, my hope burns low; Only my heart’s desire cries out in me. These lines capture the Psalmist’s emotions in this stanza. He is dealing with what is going on inside […]