Category Archives: Psalms

Wholehearted Thanks to the Lord

By | November 23, 2022

David wrote Psalm 138 to thank the Lord for His help to him as Israel’s king. The following is a section-by-section summary of David’s thoughts, applied to us today. We learn from him that we must… First, give thanks to the Lord (Psalm 138:1–3). David begins by giving thanks to the Lord from his whole… Read More »

Who Are the Gods in Psalm 82?

By | November 14, 2016

Psalm 82:1 states, “God has taken his place in the divine council,” a line parallel in thought to the next: “in the midst of the gods he holds judgment” (ESV). The divine council is made up of the gods. These gods are charged with injustice and partiality (Ps 82:2–4) and lacking the knowledge and understanding… Read More »

An Overview of Psalms

By | December 17, 2015

A Focus on Psalms 57 psalms use the Hebrew word mizmôr, a word that describes a song sung with stringed accompaniment. The Greek equivalent is psalmos, which was chosen to describe the collection of the Psalms as a whole. The Hebrew title, however, would be tehillîm, “Book of Praises.” The Psalms were written, collected, and… Read More »