Category Archives: Facing the music (Psalms)

In God’s hands

Psalm 31 David has always made it his habit to trust in God for protection and security. Now once again he is in danger: he and his 400 followers have come out of hiding in order to protect the border … Continue reading

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Near disaster

Psalm 30 This psalm could well have been first sung at the dedication of Araunah’s threshing-floor as the site for the future Temple (I Chronicles 21:28-22:1). David has been through a deep personal and national crisis: the plague that has … Continue reading

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Confidence in God

Psalm 27 “The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?” (verse 1) David knows God – and he therefore feels confident and secure, even in the most stressful circumstances. For God is hope to the … Continue reading

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Teach me Your ways

Psalm 25 Life is a long journey; to begin well is no guarantee that we shall not lose our way later on. So David prays for God’s help: “Show me Your ways, LORD, teach me Your paths.” (verse 4) He … Continue reading

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Our rightful King

Psalm 24 The Proprietor (verses 1,2) Who owns this planet? God. “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it.” (verse 1) All things (not just our own world but everything else in the entire universe) were originally made by … Continue reading

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Journey’s end

Psalm 23 Life can be thought of as a journey. It has a beginning, an end, and a (hopefully) long period in between during which we are often faced with choices. Where do I want to go? Which turning should … Continue reading

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Thine be the glory!

Psalm 21 This is a victory psalm, giving glory to God for what He has done and rejoicing at how He has answered the prayers of His people. The crisis is over – and He has brought them safely through. … Continue reading

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