Psalm 35

“I will thank you in the great congregation; in the mighty throng I will praise you.” (Psalm 35:18) This is a psalm of need. David spent a lot of time on the defense side of things during his life. So many of the psalms reflect his cry for God to help Him. Sometimes, it was […]

Psalm 34

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8) This verse gives us an unusual verb for knowing God. The same verb is used by the Hebrew writer in Hebrews 6:5 in speaking of the word of God. The psalmist and Peter (1 Peter […]

Psalm 33

“Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” (Psalm 33:22) Let’s begin by confirming the first part of this verse; that is that the love of the Lord is steadfast. Not only is this stated in the psalms but also in Lamentations. “The steadfast love of the┬áLord┬ánever ceases; […]

Psalm 32

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” (Psalm 32:1) Really we should consider this verse with the one after it. They are meant to be considered together as they relate the same truth. The two verses give us three reasons for being among the blessed. Obviously, the psalmist presupposes that […]

Psalm 31

“Into your hand, I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.” (Psalm 31:5) While we may associate this verse and thought with the words of Jesus, we need to understand that the writer of the psalm felt this truth personally. What the psalmist and Jesus did we can do. We may […]

Christmas Present Idea!

All Christian people love the story of the birth of Jesus. This year buy your Christian friends a copy of “The Five Wise Men.” Great family read! Let the story come alive as you read a chapter each night leading up to Christmas! Available as an eBook or as a paperback. Check any online book […]

Psalm 30

“Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Psalm 30:5b) This statement seems more like a proverb than a thought in a psalm. The concept is an important one, whichever. The psalmist says it as if it were a proverb and one that could be trusted as truth. We have varying […]

Psalm 29

“The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth and strips the forest bare, and in his temple all cry, Glory!” (Psalm 29:9) What an interesting verse in a psalm praising the voice of God. Men should praise God and give Him glory and worship because of His greatness. God is all-powerful, and all […]

Psalm 28

“Blessed be the Lord! for he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.” (Psalm 27:6) God is merciful! Whether you are David or a prophet; apostle or an ordinary human being you have need of mercy and God hears your cry when mercy is needed. In this way, God is unique among those […]

Psalm 27

“And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord.” (Psalm 26:6) God’s tent is His temple and today that temple is the church. This is a psalm about worship, […]