“The Songbook of David’s Kingdom”

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Psalm 43 “A Prayer for the Marginalized”

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Psalm 15 “Approaching God’s Holy Hill”

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Psalm 150 “Praise the Lord”

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Psalm 150 closes the book with a great hymn of praise.  It is sung from the heavenly-temple (v. 1), celebrates God’s salvation (v. 2), and is characterized by great joy (vv. 3-5).  What provokes such a song?  God has fulfilled the promise He made to David, establishing a King upon Mt. Zion.  God has raised […]

Psalm 138 “He Regards the Lowly – Give Thanks!”

Posted by on Jan 12, 2014 in

The Psalms were assembled into a single collection after Israel’s exile to Babylon and consequent slavery.  Therefore, many of its songs address this issue, whether it be laments of David, who also experienced persecution and suffering, songs of thanks for deliverance, or hymns of praise to conquering Jehovah.  Psalm 138 is especially connected with their […]

Psalm 110 “He will be a Royal Priest”

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It’s difficult for the Westerner to understand one of the great problems that faced those in the Ancient world – the threat of impending war.  In a moment, your house, your property, your food supplies, even your family could be taken from you by an invading army or a band of thieves.  The people looked […]

Psalm 100 “Worship the One Faithful to Save”

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in

Throughout the Book of Psalms, we find a movement from despair toward praise and celebration.  Psalm 100 is one such high point.  It calls the whole world to praise the covenant God on two occasions (100:1-2 & 100:4).  Then, it provides the reason for this praise (100:3 & 100:5); God has brought redemption, saving and […]