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Psalm 23 1 Commentary

Psalm 23 1 Commentary: So, let’s see what this shepherd-turned-king says about God’s Pastoral Provisions. Let’s read the rest of verse 1. The LORD is my shepherd; I [shall not want/lack nothing]. Psalm 23 1 Commentary: What a Shepherd is Like A shepherd cares for his sheep. If the sheep are to eat, it’s the […]

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Psalm 23 Author

Psalm 23 Author: Psalm 23 begins with this superscription… KJV Psalm 23:1 <A Psalm of David.> And what better author to write a psalm on God’s pastoral provisions than King David? We know of this man from Scripture as a shepherd who personally knew the Lord and his provisions. Psalm 23 Author: David the Shepherd David […]

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Psalm 23 Commentary

Let’s turn to Psalm 23. Psalm 23 Commentary: Genre The 23rd psalm is not a lament psalm – David isn’t working through a problem in his life. Neither is this psalm strictly a praise psalm – he’s not calling people to praise the Lord specifically. Instead Psalm 23 may be classified as a reflective or […]

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Psalm 21 Meaning

Turn to Psalm 21. Just to remind us of why we’re turning to Psalm 21, before our series in Jeremiah which started in January 2016, we studied the first 20 psalms. Then we actually skipped forward to study Psalm 22 for an evening service one time. And so now, here we are, going back to […]

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Psalm 22 Summary, Meaning

Let’s attempt a Psalm 22 Summary. Open to Psalm 22. Our adult Sunday School class started considering the book of Psalms in January of 2015. And we continued on in that series for about six months ending at Psalm 20 at which point we turned our attention to the book of Ecclesiastes. Having finished that book […]

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Psalm 20 Meaning

Let’s consider Psalm 20 meaning. Psalm 20 is a very positive, upbeat kind of psalm – even though it shares some characteristics with lament psalms. And typically – as you know – lament psalms aren’t really upbeat. But this one is. Psalm 20 MeaningMy Experience In fact, I can recall a time when I was […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]