Psalms

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THE FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS

July 13, 2024

“…to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless” (Psalms 10:14b ESV). The psalmist began by questioning where God is when the wicked persecute the poor. For the wicked appear to prosper and take advantage of the widow and the fatherless. Like a lion they lay in wait to attack

LAYING OUR MORNING PRAYERS BEFORE THE LORD

July 7, 2024

“O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch” (Psalm 5:3 ESV). David wrote this psalm describing his habit of seeking the Lord in prayer in the morning. He spoke of how he cried out to the Lord and then watched and waited for

WHEN EVERY NATION WILL BELONG TO THE SON

July 4, 2024

“The LORD said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession” (Psalm 2:7-8 ESV). The book of Acts attributes this psalm to David. Yet David did not, nor did any other Jewish king,

WHOSE COUNSEL DO YOU FOLLOW?

July 3, 2024

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:1-2 ESV). The first psalm begins with both

BEWARE PUTTING YOUR TRUST IN PRINCES

June 28, 2024

“Put not your trust in princes” (Psalms 146:3 ESV). In this election year, most of the news and even daily conversations are around politics and who should be president. This is especially so after last night’s presidential debate. Yet this psalm reminds us that those who put their trust in political leaders and parties will

ARE YOU GLAD FOR GOD’S ATTENTION?

June 21, 2024

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways” (Psalm 139:1-3 ESV). The psalmist David wrote of his wonder at God’s constant

HAVE WE BECOME SO COMFORTABLE IN BABYLON THAT WE HAVE FORGOTTEN ZION?

June 19, 2024

“By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion” (Psalm 137:1 ESV). The Jewish captives composed this melancholy song while exiled in Babylon. Having lost their homes in Judah and seeing their holy city Jerusalem with its Temple destroyed, they gathered somewhere on the shores of the Euphrates, and

THE BLESSING OF GRANDCHILDREN

June 10, 2024

“May you see your children’s children!” (Psalm 128:6 ESV). One of the many promised blessings for the one who would fear the Lord and walk in His ways is living to see one’s grandchildren. Those who have experienced this blessing know its abiding joy. Yet in Christ, this blessing is available to all who would

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH GOD’S WORD?

May 23, 2024

“I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.” (Psalms 119:15-16 ESV). Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem based on the Hebrew alphabet. It is a meditation on the majesty and wonder of God’s Word. Consider the psalmist’s declaration

THE LORD HAS A COMFORT FOR EVERY CARE

April 25, 2024

“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul” (Psalms 94:19 ESV). Is your heart burdened with many “cares?” Are you worried and concerned about many things? Have you been bottling up your distress within you? Why not open up to the Lord about it? For He has a multitude of