Psalm 65: A Psalm of Joyfulness

Do me a favor and please read Psalm 65. This is a beautiful celebration psalm of joy. The thinking is that this may have been an annual song sung as a song of thanks for that first harvesting of crops (either at the beginning of the barley harvest or general harvest). What’s important to also understand is that the Israelites gave so much thanks for … Continue reading Psalm 65: A Psalm of Joyfulness

Psalm 64: A Psalm of Piercing Words

Do me a favor and please read Psalm 64. As I read Psalm 64 I have to admit that the first thing that caught my attention was the ways of these wicked people that were somewhere around David. Simply put, they were plotting evil against him. As for context, which is always extremely important for us to consider, we simply do not have anything to … Continue reading Psalm 64: A Psalm of Piercing Words

Psalm 62: A Challenging Psalm

Do me a favor and please read Psalm 62. Many of the psalms have a spot of difficulty for us when we try to figure out the context – and this is one of them. Some scholars place it within the Absalom context and the pain within that relationship with David – but only because there are some similar words and feelings…nothing concrete really for … Continue reading Psalm 62: A Challenging Psalm