Psalms

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 107 “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble…Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!” ~ Psalm 107:2,8 This psalm opens up Book 5 within the book of psalms.  The theme of this subset of psalms focuses…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 106 “Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD, or declare his praise?…Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness…Save us, O LORD our God…that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.” ~ Psalm 106:2,6,47 This psalm continues to use…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 105 “Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!…Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!” ~ Psalm 105:1,3 This psalm (along with 104, 106 and 107) is not accredited to any known author.  But because of the…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 104 “I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD.” ~ Psalm 104:33-34 In verses 1-4 and 31-35 the psalmist rejoices and calls for blessing to be given…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 103 “Bless the LORD, all his hosts…Bless the LORD, all his works…Bless the LORD, O my soul!” ~ Psalm 103:21-22 This psalm is a very quotable psalm.  Many “one-liners” have been extracted from this psalm; used both rightly and I am sure, unfortunately, out of context.  You will quickly identify these “lines” as you…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 102 “My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations.” ~ Psalm 102:11-12 This psalm assists my perspective of how small and finite I am and helps me rightly see the immensity and eternality of God.  Perhaps the…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 101 “I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me.” ~ Psalm 101:6 This psalm is a royal psalm of King David.  Royal psalms deal with the spiritual role of king as God’s…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 100 “Know that the LORD, he is God!” ~ Psalm 100:3a Other than Psalm 23, is this not the most well-known and well-loved psalm?  I hope that whatever level of familiarity or fondness you have with this psalm does not deaden the power and effect of the truth found within.  These 5 verses should…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 99 “Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!” ~ Psalm 99:5 All of God’s Word is timeless and fitting.  Perhaps this psalm will seem especially fitting considering the times we live in, the climate/culture around us, and even your own personal difficulties that you may be walking through.  What…

Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 98 “…All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.” ~ Psalm 98:3b A psalm of salvation (v.1-3), musical worship (v.4-8) and ultimate justice (v.9).  And this is why we gather as the church.  We gather because of, by means of and for the praise of the freedoms we have…