Psalm 114:7

“Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob.” (Psalm 114:7) All of creation obeys God except man. Think about it. Seas obey Him as do the mountains and hills. Rocks become water, springs that gush from the hardness of flint. If mankind would pay attention to […]

Psalm 113:1

“Praise the Lord! Praise, O Servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!” (Psalm 113:1) This is the first verse of the section of the Psalms known as the Hallel. A series of psalms all dedicated to praising God for His dealings with Israel. The 113th Psalm reminds us that from the rising […]

Psalm 112:1

“Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments!” (Psalm 112:1) The first verse of Psalm 112 and the last verse of Psalm 111 seem to be closely connected. Again the man who fears the Lord is one who knows who God is in the fullest sense. […]

Psalm 111:10

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it, have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!” (Psalm 111:10) In my younger years, I was very much afraid of God. It was not a healthy fear in the sense of awe or respect. Awe and respect come from understanding […]

Psalm 110:1

“The Lord says to my Lord: Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool.” (Psalm 110:1) David seems to have a wonderful understanding of the coming Messiah. He is secure in the knowledge that his own son will rule after him, but he also knows that someone greater than Solomon is […]

Psalm 109:22

“For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.” (Psalm 109:22) Contrast this verse with the one we looked at in Psalm 108. That contrast will help us understand how David could write what he did in Psalm 108. He sees God exalted because he sees himself as he truly is. […]

Psalm 108:5

“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!” (Psalm 108:5) This is a constant consideration of King David. His life experience has led him to an unwavering faith in God. In spite of all that David accomplished, unlike other kings and leaders, he realizes who really deserves the […]

Psalm 107:8

“Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of men.” (Psalm 107:8) This verse is the theme song of this psalm. Over and over the psalmist tells of the positive interaction God has with His people. Over and over the psalmist tells those people to consider the […]

Psalm 106:8

“Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power.” (Psalm 106:8) This statement follows verses six and seven which tell us about the circumstances in which God acted. The Israelites needed saving. What’s more, they were doing nothing to encourage their being saved. The truth is they were […]

Psalm 105:1

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!” (Psalm 105:1) Psalm 105 does exactly what the first verse suggests. It makes known God’s deed among the nation of Israel. Psalm 106 contains more of the same. There are three things suggested to the people of Israel […]