Contributed on May 27, 2019
It is wise to trust in the Lord.
9 Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly. Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble A sudden change of subject matter occurs in verse 9, as the psalmist follows up his prayer for mercy with a clarification of his need for ...read more
Contributed on May 27, 2019
The Lord is close to all that call upon Him in sincerity, and is abundantly generous to them, and has promised to help and save them.
17 Let me not be ashamed , O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed , and let them be silent in the grave. Let me not be ashamed, O Lord The petition is the same as in verse 1; “In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.” ...read more
Contributed on Sep 8, 2019
It is nothing new for righteous men, and the most righteous cause, to encounter enemies. This is a fruit of the old hostility in the seed of the serpent against the Seed of the woman.
October 9, 2014 Tom Lowe Title: O LORD, Fight Against Them That Fight Against Me. A psalm of David. Part 1 verses 1-10 Part 2 verses 11-16 Part 3 verses 17-28 Psalm 35 (KJV) Part 1 (vs. 1-10) 1 Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against ...read more
Contributed on Nov 4, 2019
The first eleven verses look at things from the point of view of the righteous man. The theological foundation for the psalm is the covenant God made with Israel, recorded in Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 27-30.
Tom Lowe Title: PSALM 37: WHEN WICKEDNESS TRIUMPHS ON EARTH A psalm of David. Part 1 Prospects That Are Foreign to the Wicked (verses 1-11) Part 2 Pursuits That Are Favored by the Wicked (verses 12-22) Part 3 Paths That Are Forsaken by the Wicked (verses 23-31) Part 4 Points that are ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2019
This psalm is David’s confession and concerns physical sickness. David is very ill. His body is wasting away. We have no record of him having this illness, but as we have seen before he thanked God for his healing.
December 13, 2014 Tom Lowe Title: PSALM 38: Sickness and Suffering Brought on by Sin. A psalm of David. PART 1 DAVID’S SIN (VERSES 1-4) Part 2 David’s Suffering (verses 5-8) Part 3 David’s Sorrow (verses 9-14) Part 4 David’s Supplication (verses 15-22) Psalm 38 (KJV) Part 1: ...read more
Contributed on Mar 25, 2020
Psalm 41 divides into three parts (The last verse is really a final epilogue to the entire first book of psalms.): I. DAVID’S FEARS (41:1-3) II. DAVID’S FOES (41:4-9) III. DAVID’S FAITH (41:10-12)
March 30, 2015 Tom Lowe Title: PSALM 41 A psalm of David. Psalm 41 (KJV) 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 shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2020
We are going to examine this psalm as if it was written by godly King Hezekiah, although it could have been written by any of Israel’s godly kings. After David, he was the greatest king ever to sit upon the throne of Judea.
Home Lessons April 22, 2015 Tom Lowe Title: PSALM 43 A psalm of Hezekiah? Psalm 43 (KJV) 1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man. 2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I ...read more
Contributed on Dec 1, 2020
This psalm, like Psalm 42, bears a superscription dedicating it “to the chief Musician for the sons of Korah” and identifying it as a Maskil, meaning instructional. From this psalm we can see how much that generation still had to learn about the ways of God.
Home Lessons May 3, 2015 Tom Lowe Title: PSALM 44 A psalm of Hezekiah? Psalm 44 (KJV) 1 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. 2 How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2020
This is a messianic psalm. This is another maschil psalm, written by the sons of Korah, and is inscribed “To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim” (Shoshannim identifies the tune to which it was to be sung)."It is a picture of Christ as the Messiah.
Home Lessons May 15, 2015 Tom Lowe PSALM 45 Title: A Song of Love Theme: The coming of Christ to establish His kingdom on this earth. Psalm 45 (KJV) 1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2020
The next three psalms (Psalm 46, 47, and 48) form a little cluster of prophetic pictures of the kingdom that is coming on this earth. Psalm 46 extols the adequacy of God in facing threats from nature and the nations.
May 29, 2015 Tom Lowe PSALM 46 Title: A Mighty Fortress is Our God (also called “A Song upon Alamoth.”) (To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah) Theme: God is our refuge, a song of the Millennium Psalm 46 (KJV) 1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in ...read more
Contributed on Dec 13, 2020
This is the second of the little cluster of prophetic pictures of the millennial kingdom, which is established by the Lord Jesus Christ at his second coming. This is a continuation of the praise and worship of Christ who is now King over all the earth.
June 11, 2015 Tom Lowe PSALM 47 [part 1] Title: The Ascension of God (also called “A Song upon Alamoth.”) (To the chief Musician. A psalm for the sons of Korah) Theme: Praise and Worship in the Millennium Psalm 47 (KJV) 1 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 19, 2020
This psalm is classed as a wisdom psalm the subject of which is the prosperity of the wicked, as contemplated by the righteous; that is to say, why do the wicked prosper, while the righteous are poor and afflicted? This was a frequent cause of wonder to these Hebrew thinkers (compare Psalm 37).
July 3, 2015 Tom Lowe PSALM 49 Title: An Intimation of Immorality (A psalm for the sons of Korah) Theme: The end of those who boast of their riches. Psalm 49 (KJV) 1 Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world: 2 Both low and high, rich and ...read more
Contributed on Jan 3, 2021
Psalm 51 was composed after David was confronted about his adultery with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 12:1-25). The psalmist is ill (v. 8), perhaps near death (v. 14), and longs to be healed. Yet far weightier than that physical longing is his passionate desire for forgiveness.
August 14, 2015 Tom Lowe PSALM 51 Title: “Prayer for Pardon and Purity” (A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.) Theme: David’s great penitential psalm. Psalm 51 (KJV) 1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according ...read more