Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 11, 2017: Day 11 – Psalm 11

I wonder if Jesus was thinking of this psalm when he said in Matthew 5:45: “for [God] makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.”  Here we … Continue reading

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January 10, 2017: Day 10 – Psalm 10

Where is God when things are going bad?  I hear so many people tell me that they just can’t watch the news anymore.  The implication is that they are tired of hearing bad news.  The logical segue from that comes … Continue reading

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January 9, 2017: Day 9 – Psalm 9

The introduction to this Psalm is once again hazy in its meaning.  The term Muth labben could mean “death of a son”, which in David’s life would not be unusual considering the history of Absalom and his death which we … Continue reading

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January 8, 2017: Day 8 – Psalm 8

So this might be a little more your speed than what I’ve been copying lately.  Whenever I think of Psalm 8 I can’t help but think of this song that when I was growing up was incredibly pervasive in the … Continue reading

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January 7, 2017: Day 7 – Psalm 7

It seems like in these beginning psalms we have some explanation to do in order to clarify some terms that are used which simply are not a part or our normal vocabulary.  The term we find used in the introduction … Continue reading

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January 6, 2017: Day 6 – Psalm 6

I’m learning a lot about music in this study.  So if you look at this Psalm it has this puzzling introduction which is part of the Scripture which states: “To the leader; with stringed instruments; according to the Sheminith.”  According … Continue reading

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January 5, 2017: Day 5 – Psalm 5

So I’ll handle the stream of consciousness first.  Psalm 5 begins as a song which would sound best if played with a flute.  Whenever I think of flutes I think of this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zic2jFZ745w.  I know, completely unrelated, and Ian Anderson … Continue reading

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January 4, 2017: Day 4- Psalm 4

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most possible, where would you put yourself on the “being at peace” scale?  This Psalm, once again a lament and a cry for help, begins with a cry to the Lord … Continue reading

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January 3, 2017: Day 3 – Psalm 3

Here we go.  Psalm 3 introduces us to two methods which the psalmist will use throughout this entire book of the Bible.  The first is the method of using introductory remarks to set the context of the psalm.  Let’s be … Continue reading

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January 2, 2017: Day 2- Psalm 2

I wanted to cover a couple of administrative issues before we launch into Psalm 2.  First of all, who noticed that I put the wrong year on my post yesterday?  It is hard to get out of the past, isn’t … Continue reading

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