Psalm 96:10-13

Psalm 96:10-13
“10) Say among the nations that the LORD reigns: the world also will be established that it will not be moved: He will judge the people righteously.
11) Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness of it.
12) Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it: then will all the trees of the wood rejoice
13) Before the LORD: for He comes, for He comes to judge the earth: He will judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth.”

for 8/19/18, Psalm 41 (Psalm Sunday, Week 34)

for 8/19/18
Psalm Sunday
Week 34

Psalm 41
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

“1) Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
2) The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, and he shallbe blessed upon the earth; and Thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
3) The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing; Thou wilt turn him on his bed in his sickness.
4) I said, “Lord, be merciful unto me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee.”
5) Mine enemies speak evil of me and say, “When shall he die and his name perish?”
6) And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity; his heart gathereth iniquity to itself, and when he goeth out, he telleth it.
7) All that hate me whisper together against me; against me do they devise my hurt.
8) “An evil disease,” they say, “cleaveth fast unto him, and now that he lieth down, he shall rise up no more.”
9) Yea, mine own familiar friend in whom I trusted, that ate of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
10) But Thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up that I may requite them.
11) By this I know that Thou favorest me: because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
12) And as for me, Thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before Thy face for ever.
13) Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.”

for 8/5/18, Psalm 39 (Psalm Sunday, Week 32)

for 8/5/18
Psalm Sunday
Week 32

Psalm 39
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

“1) I said, “I will take heed of my ways, that I sin not with my tongue; I will keep my mouth with a bridle while the wicked is before me.”
2) I was dumb with silence; I held my peace, even from good, and my sorrow was stirred.
3) My heart was hot within me; while I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue:
4) “Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is, that I may know how frail I am.
5) Behold, Thou hast made my days as a handbreadth, and mine age is as nothing before Thee; verily every man in his best state is altogether vanity. Selah
6) “Surely every man walketh in a vain show; surely they are disquieted in vain; he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
7) “And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in Thee.
8) Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the foolish.
9) I was dumb, I opened not my mouth, because Thou didst it.
10) Remove Thy stroke away from me; I am consumed by the blow of Thine hand.
11) When with rebukes Thou dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to be consumed away like a moth; surely every man is vanity. Selah
12) “Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear unto my cry; hold not Thy peace at my tears; for I am a stranger with Thee and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13) O spare me, that I may recover strength before I go hence and am no more.””

Whoever will duly consider …

William Plumer excerpts from Psalm 66 from “Psalms” (Banner of Truth):

“Whoever will duly consider the nature and history, the perils and escapes of his own life, will not want [lack] evidence of the constant care of a sleepless and almighty providence.

The whole of life is a test, a trial of what is in us, so arranged by God himself, and it is of great importance that we so regard it. Nothing is more quieting to the pious soul than to remember, ‘It is the Lord.’

However long and sharp the trials of God’s people may be, they shall have a happy issue out of them, and a blessed enlargement, which none but God can give. O yes, the trial of their faith, being more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, shall be found unto praise, and honor, and glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ.

God’s people should communicate their experiences to each other; we should take all occasion to tell one another of the great and kind things, which God has done for us, especially for our souls.”

The more secure in their own minds the wicked are …

“The more secure in their own minds the wicked are, the greater will be their surprise and amazement when their downfall shall come. The ruin which they have taken a life-time to work out, will come upon them as in a moment, and they will be consumed with terrors.
The Bible brings this life and the next, time and eternity, human conduct and the last judgment, the sinner’s career and the sinner’s end into view at once.”
–William S. Plumer from Psalm 73 “Psalms”

Psalm 80: 3, 7, 19

Psalm 80: 3, 7, 19
(A thrice-repeated verse with a slight addition with each repeating of the verse.
They are addressing God; not merely God but the God of hosts; not merely the God of hosts but the Lord God of hosts; with each addition it becomes more specific and descriptive of the God they’re addressing. Seems like a very basic observation but each additional word(s) (of hosts; Lord) is a title of God that reveals something about Him and what it means in the context of the psalm, the relation and implications of the usage of that word/title of God. It could be easy to overlook, miss, skip but to pause for a moment and read with intent of understanding usage, context and implications, that shall benefit us much more than merely reading routinely or hurriedly.)

3) Turn us again, O God, and cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
7) Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved.
19) Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts; cause Thy face to shine, and we shall be saved!