Posts from April 2022

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 139 “O LORD, you have searched me and known me!…Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! See if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” ~ Psalm 139:1,23-24 This psalm is very well known and dearly loved by many believers…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 138 “I will give thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise;” ~ Psalm 138:1 There is a precious and very great promise found in this psalm.  There are also many truths providing the foundation, framework and fullness of this promise.  And there is a response…we are to…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 137 “Remember, O LORD…” ~ Psalm 137:7a In 586BC King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian army destroyed Jerusalem, complete with the temple and city wall; taking captive the people of Judah to the land of Babylon.  This psalm was written during that time in exile, as the people mourned and lamented and began to turn…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 136 “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” ~ Psalm 136:1 As with all the psalms Psalm 136 is a work of poetry, but this psalm is a bit unique.  Psalm 136 more specifically is a ballad (a story narrated in short stanzas) written in antiphonal…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 135 “Praise the LORD! Praise the name of the LORD, give praise, O servants of the LROD, who stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God! Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing to his name, for it is pleasant!” ~ Psalm 135:1-3 This…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 134 “Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD! May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who made heaven and earth! ~ Psalm 134:1-3 This is the last of…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 133 “For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.” ~ Psalm 133:3b Verse one is a verse I have encouraged my middle two sons to memorize, meditate on and live out.  (Hasn’t always gone so well…) But this is a verse that any one of us (myself included), as brothers and sisters…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 132 “The LORD swore to David a sure oath from which he will not turn back:” ~ Psalm 132:11 As another Song of Ascent, sung by the Jews while on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, his psalm looks to the past and implores the LORD to action today.  Most of the verses of this psalm (v.1-7,11-18)…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 131 “I have calmed and quieted my soul,” ~ Psalm 131:2a This is a power packed little psalm…only 3 verses.  But it rightly directs my heart toward humility and a proper perspective (v.1)…encouraging me to know my place in the grand scheme of things.  I should not be wise in my own eyes (Proverbs…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 130 “If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.” ~ Psalm 130:3-4 We are still in the Songs of Ascent (11 of 15). Today’s psalm is noted as a psalm of David and is themed upon waiting, hope and…