Psalm 123:1

“To you, I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!” (Psalm 123:1) What is the psalmist saying in this brief statement? He is describing the correct attitude for mankind to view God. Like a servant to master or child to parent so humans should see God. It is true that […]

Psalm 123:1

“To you, I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!” (Psalm 123:1) What is the psalmist saying in this brief statement? He is describing the correct attitude for mankind to view God. Like a servant to master or child to parent so humans should see God. It is true that […]

Psalm 122:1

“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’” (Psalm 122:1) When you wake up Sunday morning, does this verse express your feelings? Would you rather go to the beach or lake or maybe the golf course. Maybe you’ve had a tough week, and the idea of […]

Psalm 121:4

“Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” (Psalm 121:4) This psalm begins with the well-known verse, “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?” We know the answer, “My help comes from the Lord.” Isn’t it wonderful to know that the source of our help, our […]

Psalm 120:2

“Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.” (Psalm 120:2) There are two ways to look at this verse. One is to think that the writer is the victim of lies and liars. The other is to think that the writer is the one who needs help not to lie or be […]

Psalm 119:9-10

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandment.” (Psalm 119:9-10) Psalm 119 is the psalm made from the Hebrew alphabet. These two verses are from the second letter in the alphabet, Beth. There […]

Psalm 118:1

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.” (Psalm 118:1) The same sentiment isn’t it. This is the last of the Hallel psalms, and like the previous one, it ends as it begins. Thank God. Why? Because His love endures forever. He is always there to help […]

Psalm 117:1

“Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!” (Psalm 117:1) The Hallel continues. Praise the Lord begins and ends the 117th Psalm. Praise the Lord is what Hallel is all about. And why praise the Lord? Praise the Lord because of His steadfast love and His faithfulness. God’s love for humanity is constant and […]

Psalm 116:15

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” (Psalm 116:15) You will not attend many funerals before you hear this verse of the Psalms quoted. It is a verse that has brought much comfort to those who lose a loved one to death. It only has meaning if the one […]

Psalm 115:4-7

“Their idols are silver and gold, the works of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak, eyes, but do not see. They have ears, but do not hear; noses but do not smell. They have hands but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and they do not make a sound in […]