Psalm 103 is a psalm of pure praise from beginning to end. It focuses on praising the Lord for who He is. David’s goal in describing the Lord’s attributes is to remind himself of all the Lord’s benefits and to
Psalm 102 is described as ‘A Prayer of the afflicted’. In v.1-11, we read the words of a person is crying out to God for immediate help. Suffering emotionally and physically, reproached by enemies, weeping continuously, this individual feels life
We can tell a lot about ourselves by what makes us angry and what we hate. Psalm 97:10 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil… In Psalm 101, we see how David’s love for the Lord caused him to want to
Serve the Lord…with gladness! The spirit of this Psalm is one of joy, singing, and gladness. We are challenged to come into God’s presence, to worship Him, and to serve Him with a glad heart. The reasons we should be
Two times in this short Psalm, we are commanded to exalt the Lord (v.5,9). We cannot really promote the Lord’s position, but we can encourage others to promote Him in their hearts and through our praise, worship, and obedience (v.3,5).
Being in northwest Ireland this week, we have seen some incredible scenery – big rolling hills and mountains, desolate beaches with white waves, powerful wind, granite rocks, and lonely valleys. All of these features of nature are witnesses to the
The reign of the Lord on the earth is described in dramatic terms – clouds, darkness, fire, lightning, shaking of the earth. His reign over the earth should be a source of joy to the whole earth (v.1). He comes
This Psalm talks about the greatness of the Lord and the response that all people and all of creation should have to the Lord’s greatness. It shows that worship is an active thing. It should involve singing (v.1), showing (v.2),
The greatness of God as our Lord, King, Maker, and Shepherd should inspire singing, praise, and belief not doubt, fear, and disobedience. That is what Psalm 95 is about. It begins with a call to come and sing to the
It is hard to see injustice and watch as wicked people proudly oppress others and get away with it. That is what seems to have been happening, as the author of this Psalm cries out to the Lord for vengeance.