Psalms - Songs of Faith
Psalm 1 presents a contrast between the wicked and the righteous. A fruitful life comes to those who turn away from sin and plant themselves deep in God’s word. How might we do that in 2020?
Psalm 51 All of us rebel against God. Like King David who committed adultery and murder, even we who know God in covenant relationship as Father and as our Saviour, willfully rebel against him. And like King David, none of us are too far gone for God to forgive and restore us. In Psalm 51 we follow David from crying for mercy and confessing sin, through cleansing and renewal, to living a changed life to the glory of God. This…
Psalm 72 paints for us the picture of a perfect King, one who brings justice, peace, prosperity and more to his people. But no human king ever came close to being this kind of king. We’re left longing for the truly perfect king. And that’s what we have in Jesus. When he is king, and only then, will we get the world we all want.
Psalm 139:1-24How well does God know you? This Psalm answers that question. He knows what you’re thinking … how you’re feeling … where you are … even what you are going to say. He made each one of us exactly as we are … our bodies …. our looks … our emotions …. our personalities … our IQ. He was there the moment we were conceived and works out exactly how long we will live. And despite knowing everything about…
Psalm 112 paints a picture of the godly person. When read alongside Psalm 111, we see that the godly person reflects the character of God in a number of ways. We’re forced to ask, what kind of picture would be painted of us?
Psalm 111 helps us call to mind the mighty works of our God. These works reveal what God is really like and remind us that we have so many reasons to give him praise, today, tomorrow and forever.
Psalm 96 is a psalm of praise to God. Beginning with God’s own people, and ending with all creation, the Lord is to be exalted. David sang the words of this psalm in excited anticipation of God’s coming with the Ark to Jerusalem. We sing these words as we anticipate Jesus’ coming again when he will finally defeat sin and death forever.
Even though we know God is with us, sometimes our circumstances can make us feel like He is far away. Psalm 13 shows us how we can respond in times like these. We see that we can ask God our desperate questions, earnestly pray for Him to intervene, and confidently affirm our trust in the God who has proven his unfailing love and goodness in the past.
Why are Christians always singing? Psalm 33 suggests that they of all people have the best reason to sing because of the hope they have in God. They have hope in the character of God’s word, the power of God’s word and the sovereignty of God’s word. But it doesn’t end there, God’s people also have hope because God sees those who hope in is in his unfailing love whatever the situation they find themselves in. When we see that…
If anyone knew about the agony of guilt, then it was King David. And if the strongly attested view is accepted, then David is the author of this powerful psalm, writing out of his own bitter experience. Sin in any shape or form, whether out in the open or tucked away in the privacy of our own hearts, cuts us off from God and makes us guilty. Every one of us is a guilty sinner before the holy God. But there is a cure, which God Himself has provided. He promises to remove our sin, if only we will confess it and cast ourselves upon Him for forgiveness and grace. What a blessing! What a joy! Do you have any unconfessed skeletons that are tormenting you today? Take them to Jesus Christ and be set free today.