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Psalm 11

Have you ever received bad advice?  The worst is getting bad advice from good people you trust.  This seems to be the situation of Psalm 11.  When anyone gives you advice, you must test it against God’s Word, character, and Spirit.  David refused to run away in fear during what […]

Psalm 10

Have you ever asked, “Why do bad people seem to prosper and get away with it?”  That question is usually accompanied by, “Where is God when good people suffer?”  God’s heart is definitely for the widow, poor, and the orphan (e.g. Psalm 68:5; Isaiah 1:17; James 1:27).   It seems there […]

Psalm 9

Psalm 9 is one of praise, both personally for David (vv. 1-8) and corporately for God’s people (vv. 9-20).  David’s praise of the Lord consisted of giving thanks from his heart (v. 1a), telling others about the Lord (v. 1b), rejoicing in gladness (v. 2a), and singing to the Lord.  […]

Psalm 8

Have you ever felt insignificant?  I mean almost trivial in light of everything else?  Out of the billions of people on the earth, the trillions of issues each of them face, and the quadrillions of other items to be concerned about in this world, does anyone really notice you?  Does […]

Psalm 7

Have you ever had someone make up lies about you?  I have, and it hurts!  What hurts the most is not the attack on my character, but that we were once friends.  In those times, I knew the truth and wanted others to know it.  I also knew the faults […]

Psalm 6

Fear, foe, and frailty…these words sum up all that David was facing when he wrote Psalm 6.   He was being assaulted at every point possible – mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  How overwhelmed he must have felt!  It appears as if he experienced issues related to personal health when he […]

Psalm 5

David was a man of prayer and devotion in the morning (Psalms 5:3, 55:18, 59:16-17; 88:14; 92:3).  He did not let his circumstances dictate his schedule with God.  I’ll admit, I’m more rested in the morning and can focus better on the things of the Lord.  Sometimes, all that has […]

Psalm 4

Almost every country song has some kind of sad story line to it.  Can you hear someone singing, “My ex cheated, somebody got drunk, it ain’t working out, it’s all over, and I’m gonna get you for that.” Those seem to be some crazy recurring song themes.  How depressing!  One […]

Psalm 3

Have you ever felt like everyone was out to get you, even your family?  That’s what David was experiencing when he wrote Psalm 3.  David penned this psalm of lament while fleeing Jerusalem when his son Absalom led an uprising to take the kingship from him and kill him (2 […]

Psalm 2

Do you ever get upset when you hear about a law being presented or passed that goes against God and His Word?  What about when world leaders blatantly speak or take stands that contradict Biblical principles?  I have to admit I’ve felt the emotions of anger as I have seen […]