Psalms - Songs for Life
Psalm 12:1-8 People abuse language (Psalm 12:1-4). They lie. They manipulate. They boast. God’s words are pure and trustworthy (Psalm 12:5-8). He speaks. He intervenes. He preserves.
Psalm 121:1-8 The Lord is your Helper The Lord is your Keeper The Lord is your Protector
Psalm 32:1-11 A guilty conscience takes a toll (Psalm 32:3-4). God will forgive us when we acknowledge and confess our sin (Psalm 32:5). When there is no confession, the waters pile up behind the dam, creating immense pressures on the wall, but as soon as the floodgate is opened, the waters subside and the pressures diminish. Peter Cragie, Word Biblical Commentary: Psalms 1-50 (Columbia: Word Inc., 1983), 267. God is the way out of the problem (Psalm 32:6-7). Surrender is…
Psalm 19:1-14 The Revelation of God’s Word God’s Word Is Perfect, Restoring the Soul God’s Word Is Trustworthy, Conveying Wisdom God’s Word Is Right, Producing Joy God’s Word Is Pure, Enlightening the Eyes God’s Word Is Clean, Enduring Forever God’s Word Is True, Altogether Righteous The Result of God’s Word We desire it We are warned by it We are blessed by it
Psalm 80:1-19 How to pray for a warped society Appeal to God’s sovereignty (Psalm 80:1-3) Appeal from brokenness (Psalm 80:4-7) Appeal for God’s personal intervention (Psalm 80:8-19)
Psalm 63:1-11 We need God. We need God alone. We need God completely.
Psalm 8 1. Man is made (Psalm 8:5a).2. Man is the crown of creation (Psalm 8:5). Western society has lost sight of God. It no longer sees man as a creature made in God’s image, whose chief end is “to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” It has eliminated God from its collective conscience. But then, because it no longer looks to God to derive its sense of identity and worth from him, it looks in the only other direction…
Psalm 19 shows us 3 ways that God speaks to us: He speaks throughcreation, through the Scripture, and through the saints.
Psalm 103 is a psalm of praise. In it, David is very specific in his praise of God. In verses 1-3 he begins with praising God for who He is and praising God for what He does.