Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 110b

At the LORD’s Right Hand ‘The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.’ (v1) Many times throughout the Bible, we find mention of the LORD’s right hand, but this is the first time we read of anyone sitting at His right hand. After this,…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 110a

The Risen Lord ‘A Psalm of David. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.’ (v1) It is interesting that while in the NT, this Psalm is the most quoted OT passage, it does not feature significantly in any Jewish literature of the Second…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 109

Vengeance is Mine Surrounded by enemies, we ended yesterday’s psalm on a note of confidence in the Lord to act against the enemies. In today’s psalm we hear the psalmist’s prayer for his enemies to be avenged. There is no doubt that on this occasion the psalmist is David, and he has one or more…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 108

The Living Word While this psalm is titled ‘A Song or Psalm of David’, it is more likely to have been written by Jews returning from exile, being re-gathered back to the land. As these exiles journey from northern Babylon, they face danger and persecution on all sides, but turning to the living Word of…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 107

A Thankful People While the first of a new book, I mentioned yesterday that Psalm 107 is also the last in a trilogy beginning in 105. Each of these psalms deals with the history of the nation of Israel, but each from a different perspective. From the faithfulness of God, to man’s faithlessness, this psalm…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Overview of Book Five

Today we begin Book Five of the psalter, and just as the fifth book of Moses, Deuteronomy, is a re-gathering of the people, a new generation, to re-visit the law – a call to covenant faithfulness – before they enter the land, so this last book of the psalms has similar themes. The Story so…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 106

Confession of Sin This psalm is the final psalm of Book 4 and paired with 105 both take a look back over the wilderness journey – that journey of faith from Abraham onwards. While the former praises the LORD God for His faithfulness, this makes confession of man’s faithlessness. The previous focuses on the period…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 105b

Remembering His Story Yesterday, we considered the introduction to this psalm, ending with the call to remember what the Lord has done. Now, as we come to the main content, we find it a psalm of history – specifically His Story of His gracious dealings with His people, and it begins with God remembering His…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 105

The Worship Week This psalm, possibly linked to the occasion of the bringing of the Ark of the Covenant into Zion, is a calling to remembrance of the LORD’s faithfulness in keeping covenant and redeeming His people. It is a psalm of history. Eight Imperatives However, before getting into the story, the psalmist begins by…

Psalms for Troubled Times – Psalm 104c

Sweet Meditations I trust you’ve been enjoying this journey through the poetic creation week. We have only touched on one or two points each day that have led our thoughts to Christ, but there is so much more to meditate on in your own devotions. Days Five & Six ‘this great and wide sea, wherein…