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Month: May 2015

Psalm 18 Commentary

Psalm 18 Commentary

Turn to Psalm 18. Psalm 18 Commentary: Genre Throughout our series in the Psalms, we’ve often been reminded of the fact that a majority of the psalms are in the lament genre. And we all know now that lament psalms are known for their depiction of the psalmist’s enemies – how truly evil they are, what […]

Psalm 17 8 Meaning

Psalm 17 8 Meaning

Now, David follows up his statement of confidence in his own innocence with some requests to God in verses 6 through 8. Particularly, David asks for protection – based on God’s loyal covenant love. Let’s read verses 6 through 8. 6 I have called upon thee,for thou wilt hear me, O God:incline thine ear unto […]

Psalm 17 Commentary

Psalm 17 Commentary

Turn to Psalm 17. Psalm 17 Commentary: Superscription As you can see from the superscription of this psalm, it’s a “prayer” of David. And this is a rare designation for a psalm. It’s more common for the superscription to tell us that what’s to follow is a “psalm”. We’ve seen other terms being used as […]

Psalm 16 2 Commentary

Psalm 16 2 Commentary

We trust that this Psalm 16 2 commentary will help you understand this verse… In Psalm 16 2 David reminds himself of what he has said to the Lord. Psalm 16 2 Commentary David’s Master He at some point has told the Lord that he’s his lord. He’s told Yahweh that he’s David’s Adonai. His […]

Psalm 16 11 Meaning

Psalm 16 11 Meaning

Psalm 16 11 Meaning: Context And the end of his meditation in Psalm 16, David expresses that he is satisfied with God because he believed that he would enjoy God forever. Verses 9 through 11. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. 10 For thou wilt […]

Psalm 16 Commentary

Psalm 16 Commentary

Psalm 16 Commentary: Introduction Let’s turn to Psalm 16 for this Psalm 16 commentary. So often, the psalms are a means of communicating an emotion of the author. In Psalm 16, I believe the emotion that David is expressing is this: Satisfaction with God. That’s what David is feeling and what he wants to express […]

Psalm 15 Commentary

Psalm 15 Commentary

Let’s turn to Psalm 15. Psalm 15 Commentary: Genre & Theme Psalm 15 is a reflective or meditative psalm. David has this one thought in mind that he’s going to mull over and ponder throughout the 5 verses of Psalm 15. And that thought is this: The blameless character of one who knows God. So […]

Psalm 14 Commentary

Psalm 14 Commentary

Psalm 14 Commentary: Introduction Turn to Psalm 14. In Psalm 14, David is meditating on this theme: Atheism. The lack of belief in and obedience to God. Atheism in its INTELLECTUAL, theoretical form. And atheism in its PRACTICAL form – in the way that it’s worked out in the lives of practically every single human […]

Psalm 13 Commentary

Psalm 13 Commentary

Psalm 13 Commentary: Introduction How does it feel to lose? Do you like that feeling? Of losing a game or a match or a contest? If you’re a husband – how does it feel to lose to your wife? Well, you’re probably more mature than I am and so you probably don’t struggle with the reality […]

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