Category Archives: Psalms

Psalm 5: In the Morning You Hear My Prayer

As I continue my slow stroll through the Psalms, I’m struck by the way the Psalmists weave God into the “ordinary” rhythms of the day — what some have called “the offices of prayer.” Psalm 4 ends with the Psalmist … Continue reading

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Psalm 4: I Lie Down in Peace

Psalm 4 is traditionally understood as an evening Psalm, a prayer for bedtime. This is because of the powerful closing line, found in verse 8: In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make … Continue reading

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Psalm 3: Arise

The heading for Psalm 3 indicates the setting: when David fled from his own son, Absalom. I was immediately struck by how difficult this must have been for David. When your own son is trying to take your life, you … Continue reading

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Psalm 2: The Lord’s Anointed

Continuing a series of posts on the Psalms using the ESV but also Jon Goldingay’s “The First Testament.” The first thing I noticed was another reference to “murmuring” in v1 of Goldingay’s translation: Why have nations crowded together, and peoples … Continue reading

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Psalm 1: Delight in the Law

I’m beginning a new blog series today, simply working my way through the Psalms. I invite you to join me in reading one Psalm each day for the next 150 days. Who knows how richly God will bless us through … Continue reading

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