Sermon ‘Crumbs’ The Psalms often urge us to “sing a new song” (33:3; 40:1; 144:9; 149:1; Isaiah 42:10). Psalms 146-150 begin and end with Hallelu Yah, which is translated Praise the Lord.
“The heavens declare the glory of God.” (Psalm 19:1) “The law of the Lord is perfect.” (Psalm 19:7)
God is not in the least threatened or thrown by the rebellion of the wicked; neither are those who take refuge in him.
“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm 16:11) “Hearts on earth say in the course of a joyful experience, ‘I don’t want this ever to end.’ But it invariably does. The hearts in heaven say, […]
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2)
Sermon “Crumbs” One scholar, commenting on the twin psalms 111 and 112 and their alphabetical structure, called them “The ABCs of Theology” and “The ABCs of Anthropology.” Psalm 111 gives us a picture of God, 112 of the godly person.
Sermon Crumbs: The last part of today’s sermon text, Psalm 40:13-17, is almost identical to Psalm 70. Scholars speculate without consensus on the relationship of these two psalms, but perhaps it doesn’t matter: modern hymnals contain nearly identical lyrics set to different tunes for different occasions; why should Israel’s hymnal be any different? Also, Psalm […]
Sermon Crumbs: 1. Hebrew verb tense can be difficult to translate into English. If you compare the NIV with the ESV, you’ll see that the former uses future tense in Exodus 15:13-17, while the later uses future verbs. The main point of the text and sermon isn’t changed either way. 2. I think the New […]
“My soul waits for God more than watchmen wait for the morning.” Psalm 130:6
Sermon “Crumbs”… Psalm “titles” Before the first verse of many psalms we find something like “Of David,” “for the choir director,” or, as in today’s text, a longer inscription connecting the poem to an incident in the life of the writer. While some scholars think these titles were added much later to the original poems, […]
SERMON CRUMBS Songs of the Lord’s kingship – There are two kinds of royal psalms in the Bible – songs about Davidic kings (2, 18, 20, 45, 72, 89, 101, 110, 132, 144) and songs about the divine King. Last week we looked at Psalm 72 and applied that prayer for Israel’s king to our […]