Psalm 92 is the only psalm designated for the Sabbath. It is a song of praise to the Lord, celebrating His character, works, protection, and provision. May we, like the psalmist, praise the Lord and celebrate all that He is.
The people of Israel were under the judgment of God; in this psalm, they call out to Him to revive them. Toward the middle of the song, though, one voice rises above the rest to declare that he is ready to hear the Lord, and will hear Him when He speaks. The parallel to today’s church is easy to see; we, too, need revival, and we will only experience it if the people of God listen to what He is telling us to do.
This psalm of ascent is also a psalm of lament; it expresses the heart of a servant of God who has taken more than they thought they could take. Their only hope is to look to the Lord for His salvation. Like them, we need to set our eyes on the Lord, and trust Him to bring deliverance and mercy to us.
Dalmatians may be cute dogs, but there’s nothing cute about a Christian with spotty theology. Having a proper view and application of Scripture (while avoiding common pitfalls) is vital if we are going to stand when trials come.
This psalm is a celebration of God’s protection for His people. He will shelter us, love us, hear us, and rescue us in our time of trouble.
The lone Psalm attributed to Moses presents some constrasts. God is eternal, yet His people are frail; and His people are sinful, yet He is holy. The good news, though, comes in the third contrast; if God’s people call out to Him for compassion, He is merciful to them.
“How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” is the opening line of Psalm 133. Unity is the ideal presented in Scripture; we should strive for and celebrate it, because it is a prerequisite for the blessings of God.
Parts of Psalm 139 are very popular, but the entire psalm, taken as a whole, is a celebration of God’s presence, knowledge, power, and protection. The change of tone near the end also reminds us that we should have no part in a life of sin.
Today’s psalm is a psalm of pure praise; there is no petition for God’s help, and no calling for Him to come and destroy the evil people surrounding the city. We celebrate God’s power and greatness, and understand that His very presence is the best companion and comfort we could ever have.
When Jesus ate the Passover meal with His disciples, just before He was betrayed, He changed that meal from one that remembered God’s provision in Egypt to one that would remember Him. Whenever we participate, we share with our family, we look forward in hope, and we let the remembrance inspire us to gratitude for His sacrifice.