Contributed on Apr 15, 2020
In Psalm 1 we have described for us in a nutshell, all we have to do to receive blessings from God. When we study the Psalm we come to an astonishing conclusion... spiritual growth can come naturally by immersing ourselves in the word of God.
In Psalm 1 we have described for us in a nutshell, all we have to do to receive blessings from God: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and ...read more
Contributed on Apr 17, 2020
"Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little." Could this prophecy be speaking of the Lord Jesus?
----- Psalm 2 - Kiss the son, lest he be angry Putting Psalm 2 in it's context is difficult because we don't know who wrote it, or when. While David is the author who wrote most Psalms (he was called "the sweet Psalmist of Israel" in 2 Samuel 23:1), many other authors are ...read more
Contributed on Oct 15, 2020
David is in great distress, yet manages to sleep peacefully. How?
In Psalm 3 and 4 David is obviously in great distress. Many times he repeats his cry for help, “save me” or “hear my cry!” How interesting, then, that in verse 5 David says “I lay down and slept”. How could someone sleep whilst in a state of such trouble and anxiety? I laid me down and slept; ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2020
David and his men were exhausted when they came back to their encampment to find their women and children taken away captive. With no strength, how could they pursue?
Verse 1 of Psalm 4 appears to be a reference to Psalm 18, written about David’s desperate situation at the time of his fight with the Amalekites. His wives and children, and the families of all his soldiers had been taken captive. The specific phrase that links these two psalms is “Thou hast ...read more
Contributed on Mar 15, 2021
God wants us to be right from within, and no amount of flattery on the outside will cover a rotten inside. We need to work on our own inner thoughts and desires first, so that the outward words and actions flow naturally from within.
In Psalm 5, David says this: "For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue." (Psa 5:9) Notice here that there are people who can flatter you and seem great on the outside, but ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2021
After David's sin with Bathsheba he was no longer viewed with favour by some of his close associates
David had always been the example of virtue and Godliness, but David had now sinned by committing adultery with another man's wife. This sin had become known openly in the palace. Over the years this had led to growing disenchantment within his own close group of advisers and friends, as some ...read more