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 »

When I Don’t Know How to Pray: Praying Through the Lament Psalms

By | February 15, 2021

In our teen Sunday School class, my husband has been teaching on how to read and understand the various types of Psalms. The past two weeks we have looked at the lament psalms. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the verb lament in three ways: 1) to mourn aloud; 2) to express sorrow, mourning, or regret for,… 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 »