Psalm 71: Forsake Me Not When My Strength is Spent

Psalm 71 is a psalm of praise for everything God has done for the psalmist while also being a request for His continued support. It swings between the idea that God has always been there for him and that he needs the continued supports a few times and is almost pleading in the feel. Also,... Continue Reading →

Psalm 69: Save Me, O God

Psalm 69 is a beautiful lament where the author asks God to save them. As I read it, I thought of a person who was in over their heads in life and judged for it by their contemporaries, someone who is trying to make up for past transgressions but failing at it and turning to... Continue Reading →

Psalm 68: God Shall Scatter His Enemies

This month we're back to the Psalms. In case you weren't around for it, I had decided a few years ago to work through the psalms every April. There are 150 of them and that's a lot all in a row. We've gotten through 67 of them so far and it's been slow going on... Continue Reading →

Psalm 66: How Awesome Are Your Deeds

To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.1Shout for joy to God, all the earth;2sing the glory of his name;give to him glorious praise!3Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.4All the earth worships youand sings praises to you;they sing praises to your name.” Selah5Come and... Continue Reading →

Psalm 64: Hide Me from the Wicked

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.1Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;preserve my life from dread of the enemy.2Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,from the throng of evildoers,3who whet their tongues like swords,who aim bitter words like arrows,4shooting from ambush at the blameless,shooting at him suddenly and without fear.5They hold... Continue Reading →

Psalm 63: My Soul Thirsts For You

I did the Psalms a little different last year but didn't like it quite as much, so I'm returning to the original format. 1O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;my soul thirsts for you;my flesh faints for you,as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.2So I have looked... Continue Reading →

Psalm 58-62

  God Who Judges the Earth Psalm 58 is a little crazy. It reads like it was written by someone very cynical at the time and not in any way thinking of God and righteousness, even though those words are used. In the first verse there is a reference to "gods" which my study says is... Continue Reading →

Psalm 49-57

  Why Should I Fear in Time of Trouble?  Psalm 49 has a message that is not popular, but is definitely necessary. It was a problem during those times in the Old Testament when people assumed that things were good between them and God because they were prosperous, no matter what it took to get that... Continue Reading →

Psalm 39-48

Most of these psalms are either pleading for some resolution or help from God or praising His might. What is the Measure of My Days?  Psalm 39 reads more like a prayer to me. It's not the pretty and consistent kind of prayer that I am accustomed to memorizing in church, either. The psalmist is repentant... Continue Reading →

Psalms 33-38

Last year, I did the Psalms during National Poetry Month and saved the rest for this year and maybe next year too. We'll see how many I get through. I am changing it up a bit though. I won't post the whole psalm but instead share my impression of it and lookout for any questionable or... Continue Reading →

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