Psalm 39- Sojourner

READ PSALM 39 My lifespan is as nothing before you (Psalm 39:5b) David prayed to grasp his own fragility and short life span. From the Old to New Testaments, the authors remind us of how little time we actually have on this earth. We are compared to a...

Psalm 38- Go to God

READ PSALM 38 For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever before me. (Psalm 38:17) David was in excruciating physical and emotional pain, which he associated with his sin (v3-4). Instead of hiding his sin or excusing it, he brought it to God, who alone could forgive...

Psalm 37- Desires of Your Heart

READ PSALM 37 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4) You’ve probably seen this verse on coffee mugs or t-shirts. Maybe this is a verse you have memorized. At first reading it appears the Psalmist is...

Psalm 36- Your Delight

READ PSALM 36 They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. (Psalm 36:8) When people think about God, words like holy and powerful often come to mind. When it comes to God’s intentions towards humanity, words...

Psalm 35- What to do with enemies?

READ PSALM 35 They repay me evil for good; my soul is bereft (Psalm 35:12) David looked to God when his enemies pursed him. He trusted in God to vindicate him (v23). But this did not mean that David stood idly by waiting to see what would happed to those who hated...