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Psalm 35 Commentary

Psalm 35 Commentary

Open to Psalm 35 for this Psalm 35 commentary. Psalm 35 is a lament psalm where David is working through a problem in his life with God’s help. This lament psalm – like most lament psalms – has David working through dealing with his enemies. Some label this as an “imprecatory psalm” while others think […]

Psalm 34 Commentary

Psalm 34 Commentary

Open your Bibles to Psalm 34 for this Psalm 34 Commentary. Psalm 34 is an acrostic praise psalm. It’s acrostic because each new verse starts with the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet – starting with Aleph and ending with Tau. But there’s actually one letter missing – the waw or what we would transliterate […]

Psalm 33 Commentary

Psalm 33 Commentary

Let’s open our Bibles to Psalm 33 for the following message: God Protects His People. Psalm 33 Commentary Genre Psalm 33 is a praise psalm. Verses 1-3 feature the call to praise. Verses 4-19 give reasons as to why we should praise the Lord. And then verses 20-22 form the concluding praise. So, this is […]

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 […]

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