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A Poem on Psalm 2

Psalm 2 Poem

Amazing thing!The Gentiles gather,The nations meditate.Their kings and rulersResist and scheme‘Gainst God’s choice potentate. (Psalm 2:1-3) The Lord in heav’nWill laugh and mockAnd fill them all with dread.He will remind themTo their shockHis king shall be their head. (Psalm 2:4-6) Then to this kingThe Lord will speak,Restate his rightful place.The king himselfIs God’s own son,Inherits […]

Psalm 1 6 Commentary

Psalm 1 6 Commentary

Psalm 1 6 Commentary: But what happens to the righteous? What happens to the blessed man? What’s his end? Psalm 1:6. Psalm 1 6 Commentary: The Road We’re back to talking about a road or path or way again – a lifestyle, as I said in the first verse of this psalm. And God knows […]

Psalm 1 5 Commentary

Psalm 1 5 Commentary

Psalm 1 5 Commentary: And it’s because of the fact that “the wicked are like chaff which the winds drives away” that the end of the ungodly is the way that we have it portrayed in Psalm 1:5. Psalm 1 5 Commentary: The Ungodly The word translated “ungodly” in Psalm 1:4-5 is the same one in […]

Psalm 1 3 Meaning

Psalm 1 3 Meaning

Psalm 1 3 Meaning: Well, we’ve seen the activities engaged in by the blessed man and the one who is opposed to God. We’re now going to get a look at the life of these two representative individuals. And we’re given imagery from the domain of agriculture. Psalm 1:3. What’s the life of a blessed […]

Psalm 1 2 Commentary

Psalm 1 2 Commentary

Psalm 1 2 Commentary: So, what we saw in our Psalm 1 1 Meaning article was all very negative. We only so far know what the blessed man DOESN’T do. But positively, what is true of him? Psalm 1 2 Commentary: Delight Notice that Psalm 1:2 doesn’t say that the blessed man simply reads the Law […]

Psalm 1 1 Meaning

Psalm 1 1 Meaning

Psalm 1 1 Meaning: Let’s consider the meaning of Psalm 1:1. Psalm 1 1 Meaning: “The ungodly” Let’s start with that first line. Look at that word “ungodly” in the King James Version. The word basically means “guilty”. They’re guilty of sin. They’ve done wrong and they haven’t sought the mercy of God. No, indeed, […]

Psalm 1 Genre

Psalm 1 Genre

Psalm 1 Genre: Psalm 1 is a reflective or meditative psalm. Here’s what that means. Psalm 1 Genre: Not a Lament Psalm This isn’t a psalm where you’re going to see the psalmist working through some crisis in his life. Neither are you going to see a catalog of praiseworthy attributes of the Lord. Psalm […]

Psalm 1 Commentary

Psalm 1 Commentary

Psalm 1 Commentary: (See the type of psalm Psalm 1 is at our Psalm 1 Genre article.) Psalm 1 Commentary: Topic & Theme So, what is Psalm 1 talking about? Psalm 1 is about the blessings of the righteous. And that blessing is contrasted with the unenviable end of the wicked – judgment. So a fuller statement […]

Praise Psalm Overview (Psalm 33)

Praise Psalm Overview

Today we’ll be starting into a new type of psalm – the praise psalm. We’ve studied five lament psalms so far (Psalm 3, 4, 5, 7, and 10). And we covered only about 1/10th of all the psalms in that genre. So hopefully now when you come across the other 9/10ths of those psalms you’ll be better […]

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