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Month: July 2017

Psalm 32 Commentary

Psalm 32 Commentary

Psalm 32 Commentary: Meditating on Forgiveness of Sins Open your Bible to Psalm 32. Psalm 32 is a reflective or meditative psalm. It’s not a lament – that is, David isn’t working through a problem in his life with God’s help. And it’s not merely a praise psalm either – though David does praise the […]

Psalm 31 Meaning

Psalm 31 Meaning

Psalm 31 is a lament psalm in which David is trying to work through a problem in his life with the Lord’s help. That problem – as it turns out – is his son Absalom entering into Jerusalem to kill his own father.

Psalm 30 7 Meaning

Psalm 30 7 Meaning

Psalm 30 7 Meaning: And David had reason to be proud. He was prosperous as we’ve seen already. But this prosperity came from God – which he acknowledges in verse 7.  7 LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: Psalm 30 7 MeaningMountain Mountain (har) is a poetic way of saying David’s rule which was centered […]

Psalm 30 Commentary

Psalm 30 Commentary

Turn to Psalm 30 for our Psalm 30 commentary. Psalm 30 CommentaryPraise Psalm Psalm 30 is a praise psalm. But as we study through this psalm it might sound sort of like a lament. Psalm 30 CommentaryPraise in Content We’ll see David relate how his own pride seemed to bring God’s fearful chastening – which […]

Psalm 29 11 Commentary

Psalm 29 11 Commentary

And finally, as we reach this Psalm 29 11 commentary, we have David’s concluding praise in verse 11. 11 The LORD will give strength unto his people;the LORD will bless his people with peace. Psalm 29 11 CommentaryStrength We saw the word strength back in verse 1. There the heavenly beings were commanded to ascribe strength to the Lord. The way that Canaanites portrayed Baal was often as a bull. What […]

Psalm 29 10 Commentary

Psalm 29 10 Commentary

We begin this Psalm 29 10 commentary by noting that at this point in the psalm, David backs out one step farther. And we have him speaking of the Lord reining as king over the waters – where I suppose the Canaanites thought Baal dwelt. 10 The LORD sitteth upon the flood;yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever. Psalm 29 10 CommentaryThe Flood […]

Psalm 29 9 Commentary

Psalm 29 9 Commentary

Well – as we start our Psalm 29 9 commentary – David goes back to noting how the Lord’s voice in the storm affects the forest and even some animals in it. 9 The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve,and discovereth the forests:and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory. Psalm 29 9 CommentaryTo Calve So, the […]

Psalm 29 6 Unicorn

Psalm 29 6 Unicorn

In Psalm 29 6 unicorn (as in the animal) is mentioned. What does that mean and what does the rest of the verse tell us? Let’s explore… So, David continues to describe the shocking effects of the Lord’s voice in the storm on the land. 6 He maketh them also to skip like a calf;Lebanon and Sirion like […]

Psalm 29 5 Message

Psalm 29 5 Message

Now, as part of the Psalm 29 5 message we see with verse 5 that David starts focusing on the devastating power that God’s voice can wield. 5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars;yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. Psalm 29 5 MessageCedars of Lebanon Lebanon was – and still is – on the northern border of Israel. The trees of […]

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