Psalm 58-62

  God Who Judges the Earth Psalm 58 is a little crazy. It reads like it was written by someone very cynical at the time and not in any way thinking of God and righteousness, even though those words are used. In the first verse there is a reference to "gods" which my study says is … Continue reading Psalm 58-62

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Psalm 49-57

  Why Should I Fear in Time of Trouble?  Psalm 49 has a message that is not popular, but is definitely necessary. It was a problem during those times in the Old Testament when people assumed that things were good between them and God because they were prosperous, no matter what it took to get that … Continue reading Psalm 49-57

Psalm 39-48

Most of these psalms are either pleading for some resolution or help from God or praising His might. What is the Measure of My Days?  Psalm 39 reads more like a prayer to me. It's not the pretty and consistent kind of prayer that I am accustomed to memorizing in church, either. The psalmist is repentant … Continue reading Psalm 39-48

Psalms 33-38

Last year, I did the Psalms during National Poetry Month and saved the rest for this year and maybe next year too. We'll see how many I get through. I am changing it up a bit though. I won't post the whole psalm but instead share my impression of it and lookout for any questionable or … Continue reading Psalms 33-38

Psalm 32: Blessed Are the Forgiven

This is not "psalm" of David but a "maskil". This Wikipedia page about the psalms has the word defined as one that denotes a psalm that imparts wisdom and identifies the popular ones under the "themes" tab, it also includes that it is derived from a word that translates into "enlightened" which is support by … Continue reading Psalm 32: Blessed Are the Forgiven

Psalm 31: Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

This is another Psalm of David. This is another one where the note says that it's to the choirmaster, which I feel sure is the reason why it is commonly believed that attribution of a psalm to David is simply that it uses a tune or something musical that he had created. It's not obvious … Continue reading Psalm 31: Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit

Psalm 30: Joy Comes with the Morning

This one is again "A Psalm of David", but it also has that it is "a song at the dedication of the temple" added to it. So I guess it's origins go back to the temple being built, which was actually done in the time of Solomon. Psalm 30 1I will extol you, O LORD, … Continue reading Psalm 30: Joy Comes with the Morning

Psalm 29: Ascribe to the LORD Glory

Another Psalm of David. Psalm 29 1Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings,a ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 2Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.b 3The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD, over many … Continue reading Psalm 29: Ascribe to the LORD Glory

Psalm 28: The LORD Is My Strength and My Shield

This is another in the string of psalms simply noted as being "of David". Psalm 28 1To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. 2Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when … Continue reading Psalm 28: The LORD Is My Strength and My Shield

Psalm 27: The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation

This is another psalm with a simple not "of David". It's interesting that this is three in a row that don't even have "Psalm" at the start of it. Not that it's a big deal, but the inconsistency with which these notes were added trouble me in a literary way.  It's not a big deal … Continue reading Psalm 27: The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation