Psalm 144:3

“O Lord, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him?” (Psalm 144:3) Forget for a minute that you have heard this verse in connection with the coming of the Messiah and ask the question for yourself. Phrase it this way, “O Lord what am I that […]

Psalm 143:10

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” (Psalm 143:10) We may occasionally have a problem understanding what the will of God is but its not really a major hindrance in our walk with God. Throughout history, mankind has not really struggled with […]

Psalm 142:2

“I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.” (Psalm 142:2) We know there are psalms of lament and this is one of them. The question is, how did David and others get the nerve to complain to God. I dare say must of us were raised to fear God and […]

Psalm 141:3

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!” (Psalm 141:3) We go to the book of James in the New Testament and discover that controlling our tongue is more than an easy challenge. In fact, James makes it such an accomplishment that if we could do that […]

Psalm 140:6

“I say to the Lord, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O Lord.” (Psalm 140:6) First things first is a good way to proceed. To get mercy is to plea for it, but to hear the pleas for mercy God has to be listening. To be listening […]

Psalm 139:16

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139:16) There is so much here isn’t there? We argue when a person is a person, and God says He recognizes a person when […]

Psalm 138:6

“For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.” (Psalm 138:6) God’s power, His intelligence, His wisdom, His position of ruler of the earth and heavens do not make him conceited. God does not turn His back on us or snub us because we are so lowly. […]

Psalm 137:4

“How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?” (Psalm 137:4) Is it that they don’t know the words now that they are in captivity? No, that’s not it. Have they forgotten the tune for the words? No, that’s not the problem either. Is there some relationship between singing the Lord’s song and […]

Psalm 136

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” (Psalm 136:1) A major theme of this psalm is God’s love which is both steadfast and eternal. It is repeated over and over in the psalm and enlarged in its explanation. Perhaps we need to hear it over and over […]

Psalm 135:18

“Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them.” (Psalm 135:18) This is a profound verse. If we are not careful, we might miss its impact. The subject, of course, is the making of idols. Idols are made by humans not the other way around. This means that idols are […]