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Parish Minister's Word of the Week. Appears as the first item after the homepage rotator.
The Psalmist plea to the Lord is for revival, for God to restore His blessings and favour on the land. This Psalm was probably sang on an occasion where drought was in the land. It can be summarized as follows;
1. The psalmist cries out to God in prayer in the days of his distress. He humbly requests divine comfort from God during his hour of need.
2. It suggests that God’s hand is at work in every aspect of his life and recalls how he has encountered God in the past.
This is a Psalm of Asaph that would have been sung and accompanied with stringed instruments. It is designed to be an opportunity for Israel to sing praise to the Lord for their successes.
This Psalm talks of God’s rule over the affairs of men on earth;
1) The Psalmist gives thanks to God whose name is near, that is; He is close to His people Israel, when they call on Him, He hears.
This Psalm is a community lament, where the writer Asaph calls on the Lord to arise and defend His heritage. The Psalm can be summarized as follows!
1) The Psalmist boldly questions why the Lord has abandoned His people!
This Psalm encourages the worshipper to trust in God and not to be envious of the wicked, in summary:
1) The Psalmist in hindsight says that he had almost slipped in his faith and become envious of the wicked.
This Psalm is attributed by some to King David, who prays for the lineage of kings who would come after him, starting with Solomon his son. In summary he prays that:
The writer of this Psalm is unknown but he borrows from Davidic Psalms in style. It is a plea to the Lord for help from enemies who seek destruction of the Psalmist, it can be summarized as follows:
King David makes a plea to the Lord for help, that is, he is in a desperate situation that needs the intervention of the Lord, from foes that are bent on his destruction. This Psalm can be summarized is as follows;