Psalms

Psalms

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Day 2020

November 26, 2020 – Thursday  Thanksgiving Day Psalm 69:30      NIV I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 100:4      NIV Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. 1 Corinthians 10:16      NIV Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Comment…
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Psalm 60:11-12       NIV

November 17, 2020 – Tuesday  Psalm 60:11-12       NIV 11 Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless. 12 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Comment This is a real change of subject brought about by Monday evening’s Bible Study where eight of us discussed the twelve verses of Psalm 60 for over an hour. The Psalm is about King David turning to God and acknowledging his need for God’s help if…

Psalms 3:8

August 04, 2020 – Tuesday      Psalms 3:8     NKJV 8 Salvation belongs to the Lord. Your blessing is upon Your people. Selah Comment Monday evening Bible study, last night, found us examining Psalm 3 in detail where it is sandwiched between 2 Samuel 15 and 16 in the So That’s Why Bible. It is a chronological Bible so you will find Psalms placed where the authors think they best reflect the chronology of what is happening in the Bible. In this case, Psalm 3, they were spot on.…
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Psalm 106:12

July 31, 2020 – Friday                                                                               Psalm 106:12     NIV 12 Then they believed His promises and sang His praise. Comment The Psalm containing this verse is the second of a pair – Psalm 105 and 106. While most are convinced David wrote Psalm 105,…
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Psalm 78:21-24

July 30, 2020 – Thursday                                                          Psalm 78:21-24   NIV 21 When the Lord heard them, He was furious; His fire broke out against Jacob, and His wrath rose against Israel,  22 for they did not believe in God or trust in His deliverance.  23 Yet He gave a command to the skies above and opened the doors of the heavens;  24 He…
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Psalm 118:24

July 13, 2020 – Monday                                                              Psalm 118:24    ESV 24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Comment         The above verse is very popular. You will find it on posters, shirts, plaques, signs, etc. In fact we have a metal sign with that verse…
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Psalm 23:3b

June 26, 2020 – Friday Psalm 23:3b   NIV 3b  He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:3b   TLV 3b  He guides me in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. Psalm 23:3b   TPT 3b  He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure and leads me along in His footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to His name. Comment Sometimes instead of looking at commentary you can look at various translations of a verse and gain…
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Psalm 103:13

June 19, 2020 – Friday  Psalm 103:13  NIV 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him Psalm 103:13  YLT 13 As a father hath mercy on sons, Jehovah hath mercy on those fearing Him. Comment Sunday is Father’s Day, a day to celebrate Fathers. With that in mind I chose the verses above for today’s Verse/s of the Day. Take some time to consider the verse above comparing a father to God. Many versions do…
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Psalm 143:3-4

March 04, 2020 – Wednesday  Psalm 143:3-4   NKJV 3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, Like those who have long been dead. 4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart within me is distressed. Comments The NKJV gives this Psalm a title David did not give it, An Earnest Appeal for Guidance and Deliverance. Read through the Psalm’s twelve verses and see if…
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Psalm 142:6

March 03, 2020 – Tuesday Psalm 142:6   NKJV 6 Attend to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than I. Comments The title for this Psalm in the NKJV is A Contemplation of David. A Prayer when he was in the cave. However, J.M. Boice suggests the word translated as Contemplation would be better translated as Instruction. That would then give us A Psalm of Instruction because of the good lessons he had himself learned in the…
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Psalm 119:161-162

March 02, 2020 – Monday Psalm 119:161-162   NIV 161 Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at Your word. 162 I rejoice in Your promise like one who finds great spoil. Comments The verses above begin the next to last stanza of eight verses in Psalm 119 and speak of persecution, God’s word, and His promise. What a way to begin. David’s love of God’s word permeates this stanza with every verse speaking of his love for God’s word. Even…
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Psalm 119:157

February 28, 2020 – Friday Psalm 119:157 NKJV 157 Many are my persecutors and my enemies, Yet I do not turn from Your testimonies. Comments Today we return to Psalm 119 and an amazing verse where in spite of persecutors and enemies, the Psalmist’s focus is on God’s testimonies. Benson’s Commentary shows there is a temptation to turn from God and His testimonies, but David was not going to do so: Though they tempt me so to do, and persecute me because I will not…