Psalm 21: A Psalm of EXUBERANT Praise

First Off…read Psalm 21! Wow. Psalm 21…read simply on its own…seems off to me. Off because it SOUNDS egotistical. It SOUNDS “self-loving”. It sounds like everything opposite I was ever raised with and or have tried to teach my kids about. King David has been given the “desires of his heart.” (vs 2) He’s been welcomed with “rich blessings” and a “crown of pure gold.” … Continue reading Psalm 21: A Psalm of EXUBERANT Praise

Psalm 20: A Prayer at the Cross

First Off…read Psalm 20! Our psalm for this week is an interesting one – verses 7 through 9 definitely have this “war” flavor…and rightly so. The author speaks of how some people trust in chariots and some in horses…but really trust should only be placed in God. And those who DO trust in horses and chariots? They will fall…because horses and chariots fall themselves…but God … Continue reading Psalm 20: A Prayer at the Cross

Psalm 19: The Revealings of God

First Off…read Psalm 19! Who is the Lord and what do we know about him? That’s really what this psalm comes down to…well – that and your response TO that knowledge! And it’s not really a question that the psalmist is asking you and I…instead they are simply proclaiming. And they are doing so from a “large to small” perspective (grandiose to tiny). The psalmist … Continue reading Psalm 19: The Revealings of God

Psalm 18: A Song Unto the Lord

First Off…read Psalm 18! Psalm 18 may seem long…may seem “wordy”…but wouldn’t you too be wordy and wanting to sing a non-stop song unto the Lord if you had been saved and spared from your enemies? Would you not sing a song of joy after being delivered from death? I think I would! In order to begin to grasp this song of joy one needs … Continue reading Psalm 18: A Song Unto the Lord