Contributed on Feb 2, 2018
Psalm 1 is a wisdom Psalm and focuses on God’s Word, God’s blessing on those who obey it and meditate on it, and God’s ultimate judgment on those who rebel.
11-10-13 Tom Lowe Psalm 1 1 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. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall ...read more
Contributed on Feb 9, 2018
Psalm 1 emphasizes God’s Law while Psalm 2 focuses on prophesy. The first psalm presents the perfect man, the happy man. The people in Psalm 1 delight in the law, but the people in Psalm 2 defy the law. Psalm 1 begins with a beatitude and Psalm 2 ends. .
12-1-13 Tom Lowe Psalm 2 1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords ...read more
Contributed on Apr 28, 2018
Jesus told the chief priests and scribes that it would be a good idea if they would read the scripture so that they would understand why the children were praising Him with shouts of ‘Hosanna to the Son of David’ (Matthew 21:19).
Thursday, February 10, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 8—Repair of man comes through man. Title: To the chief Musician upon Gittith. A psalm of David. Theme: A messianic psalm emphasizing the humanity of Christ and His ultimate victory as man. 1 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2018
After many triumphant years of victory over his enemies the psalmist recollects the incidents, and writes about them in the psalm.
February 14, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 9 Title: The tune of “Death of the Son.” Praise for God’s justice. (To the chief musician according to Muthlabban, A psalm of David.) 1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvelous works. 2 I will be ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2018
The theme is a familiar one in all periods of church history, including today: the apparent impunity with which ruthless men go their self-seeking way, regardless of God or man, allowing neither morality nor humanity to set limits to their methods or.....
February 20, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 10 Title: A Prayer for the Overthrow of the Wicked. Psalm 10 (NIV) 1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off ? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? 2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he ...read more
Contributed on Nov 10, 2018
" He is the God of creation and He is the God of revelation. The human race stands accountable to Him because of His nonverbal and verbal communications. "
April 25, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 19 (KJV) Title: The Glory of God in the World and in the Law. For the director of music. A psalm of David. 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display ...read more
Contributed on Dec 19, 2018
This little psalm may be the most well-known passage in the Bible, and it is definitely the world’s favorite psalm. It is expressed in language that really spoke home to the country folk of that time.
May 16, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 23 (KJV) Title: A FEAST OF GRACE A psalm of David. Psalm 23 (KJV) 1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of ...read more
Contributed on Jan 12, 2019
This psalm speaks of the coming of the Chief Shepherd. Tradition says it was composed by David and sung when he brought the ark from the house of Obed-edom to mount Zion.
May 21, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 24 (KJV) Title: The King Comes Home A psalm of David. Psalm 24 (KJV) 1 The earth is the LORD'S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3 Who shall ascend ...read more
Contributed on Jan 22, 2019
The underlying theme of this psalm is guidance. David’s circumstances are dire, he hardly knows which way to turn, so he turns to God.
May 28, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 25 (KJV) Title: The Way, the Truth and the Life A psalm of David. Psalm 25 (KJV) 1 Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul. 2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. 3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let ...read more
Contributed on Feb 19, 2019
Though David is expressing his personal concerns, this psalm voices the uneasiness of any devout soul when immersed in a godless society.
June 4, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 26 (KJV) Title: The Love of God’s House and Its Ritual. A psalm of David. Psalm 26 (KJV) 1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. 2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2019
There were numerous occasions in the life of David when all that is expressed in the psalm might have been said by him, just as there are many occasions, in the lives of all of us, to which the sentiments of the psalm would be appropriate.
June 12, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 27 (KJV) Title: A Changeable Temperament A psalm of David. Psalm 27 (KJV) 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me ...read more
Contributed on May 13, 2019
The scope of the Psalm corresponds well with a state of rest, and meditation on his past trials. The psalm begins with a celebration of God's delivering favor, in which he invites others to join him; he relates his prayer during a time of distress, and God's gracious and prompt answer.
July 16, 2014 Tom Lowe Psalm 30 (KJV) Title: Joy Cometh in the Morning A Psalm of David. Psalm 30 (KJV) 1 I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. 2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 3 O LORD, thou hast ...read more
Contributed on Aug 27, 2019
After celebrating God's gracious dealings with him, the Psalmist exhorts others to put His providential care to the test, and instructs them on how to secure it. He then contrasts God's care of His people and His corrective providence towards the wicked.
September 20, 2014 Tom Lowe Title: Taste and See that the Lord is Good. A psalm of David. Psalm 34 (KJV) 1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 3 O ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2019
Everyone carries a “sinful man” around inside of them; that is God’s assessment, for He has said, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.”
October 25, 2014 Tom Lowe Title: The Sinful Man. A psalm of David. Part 1 verses 1-4 Part 2 verses 5-12 Psalm 36 (KJV) (Part 1: verses 1-4) 1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes. 2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2020
David knew that if ever a man deserved to be punished by the living God for flagrant sin, for abuse of privilege, position, and power, for high-handed wickedness, then he was the man.
January 15, 2014 Tom Lowe Title: PSALM 39: Altogether Vanity (Part 1) A psalm of David. PART 1 DAVID’S PLEDGE (VERSES 1-3) Part 2 David’s Plea (verses 4-5) Part 3 David’s Plight (verses 6-11) Part 4 David’s Plan (verses 12-13) Psalm 39 (KJV) Part 1: David’s Plea (verses 1-3) 1 I said, I ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2021
The first thing I want to share with you is about sleeping in the back of the boat. That is what Jesus did in the well-known passage of Mark 4:25-41. But listen to Psalms 91 first to hear how God invites us to rest in Him.
Home Lessons 9/4/2016 Tom Lowe Find Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty. Text: Psalm 91:1-7; Mark 4:35-41 The first thing I want to share with you is about sleeping in the back of the boat. That is what Jesus did in the well-known passage of Mark 4:25-41. But listen to Psalms 91 first to ...read more