May 8, 2023
We’re back in Psalms today reading chapters 25, 29, 33, 36, and 39. References are from the NKJV.
Chapter 25 –
Because God is good, upright, loving, and faithful He teaches sinners and guides the humble, those who sense their need for divine help. Reverential fear of the Lord arises from an understanding of His holiness (Prov. 1:7). The person who fears God will conform their lives to His instruction.
Psalm 29 –
Other than it’s reference to the worldwide cataclysm in the days of Noah (Gen. 6-11) this is the only other time the word Flood is used in scripture.
Psalm 33 –
Five different expressions are used to call praise and thanksgiving. They are commands for the righteous, not options: Rejoice, praise the Lord, make melody to Him, play skillfully with a shout of glory. Every song sung in worship can reflect moment by moment appreciation for the grace of God in our life. The word of God is right which can be trusted, it is a powerful Word. God’s hand in creation exhibits His great power. God sees all and discriminates between those who love Him and those who do not.
Psalm 36 –
The Lord had given His prophet a special message – an oracle – concerning how the wicked look at life and how they live. The righteous person knows God and patterns his life after God. The comforting picture of God as a mothering bird sheltering her young beneath her wings is found throughout Psalms.
Psalm 39 –
A handbreadth is a measure from the thumb to the little finger. Because every persons life on earth is short God’s people need to invest their time and days so they will count for eternity.