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Psalm 80

God can reconcile those divided, whether a marriage, church, family, or friends.  He knows how to make two become one (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5) and two groups one (Ephesians 2:14).  Asaph’s prayer in Psalm 80 was for the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom of Judah to be […]

Psalm 79

The sins of one generation can affect those of the next generation.  How detrimental are sins like drunkenness, anger, and child abuse?  They can have long-lasting adverse effects and sometimes cause children to follow in their parent’s wicked footsteps.  As Lamentations 5:7 says, “Our ancestors sinned and are no more, […]

Psalm 78

As a parent, I want my kids to learn from my mistakes and do things better than I did at their age.  Foremost, I want them to serve the Lord in their youth and lay a foundation of following Jesus that carries over into their children.  This was the heart […]

Psalm 77

Have you ever lay awake in bed, not able to sleep because you had questions for God?  I have.  Asaph did.  Asaph mourned over the destruction of Jerusalem and the captivity of the Jews.  In Psalm 77, Asaph prayed to God in the middle of the night in his distress.  […]

Psalm 76

Which do you praise more, the miracle or the God of the miracle?  God performed a miracle when He defended Judah and defeated the King of Assyria and his army in their sleep (Isaiah 37-38 and 2 Kings 18-19).  God did an amazing miracle for His people!  In Psalm 76, […]

Psalm 75

When everything seems to fall apart, we must remember God holds everything together.  That can be difficult to believe at the moment.  I think that’s why Asaph started Psalm 75 with praise (v. 1).  Praise helps us overcome worry, anxiety, fear, doubt, and a host of other issues because we […]

Psalm 74

Have you ever questioned God in crisis?  We all like Psalm 23. It’s comforting.  It rolls off the tongue and warms the heart. It’s quoted on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs. That’s not the case of psalms like Psalm 74.  Who would put, “O God, why have you rejected us […]

Psalm 73

Have you ever wondered why it seems bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people? It’s an age-old question that has plagued many believers and caused them to waver in their faith in the Lord.  In Psalm 73, we see Asaph struggle with the same […]

Psalm 72

There is some debate about who wrote Psalm 72.  The introduction says it is “of Solomon”, but the end of the chapter says, “this concludes the psalms of David” (v. 20).  My advice is do not get hung up on this.  Perhaps David is praying it for his son Solomon […]

Psalm 71

While we may be worried about our past, unsure of our future, and troubled in our present, the Lord supersedes time as He is eternal.  He is the Ancient of Days (Daniel 7:9, 13, 22).  God is “from everlasting to everlasting” (Psalm 90:2).  He has no beginning and knows no […]