Psalm Tweets: Book IV (Round 3)

Psalm 90: May our alarms be your faithful love, and may the last “Good nights” of each day be the shouts of our joy.
Psalm 90: We are a dust devil in history, gone as fast as we came. He is older than the mountains, and more sure.

Psalm 91: The stones will not break Your feet; Your feet will break the serpent’s head.

Psalm 92: Eternity’s time ticks by the praise of Your glorious works; the hours mark Your majesty!

Psalm 93: Hurricanes and tsunamis are the chorus in Your temple; the crashing of their waves sets the rhythm of Your songs.

Psalm 94: The Eye-Maker is not blind, nor is the Ear-Maker deaf. He is not bewitched by doublespeak nor threatened by violence.

Psalm 95: Today is the day to hear and believe in God. Not only Yesterday, not waiting until Tomorrow–Today.

Psalm 96: The majesty and splendor of Yahweh silence wickedness, but His people and creation can’t help but shout and sing.

Psalm 97: The fire consuming His enemies and the lightning terrifying the world are the dawning sun of gladness for His people.

Psalm 98: The Alps form a mosh pit for the Atlantic. The Pyrenees dance in the Pacific. Yahweh is full of covenant love!

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Psalm 99: The terrifying, flaming cherubim fear the Jealous Fire, the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 100: Submission to God is not drudgery but joy and gladness. Why? “For Yahweh is good, and His love is eternal” (5a).

Psalm 101: Only righteousness survives the fire of God’s holiness. Why sing praises about that? 2 Corinthians 5:21.

Psalm 102: Frail and feeble, I fall on the faithfulness of the Forever King as my firm foundation.

Psalm 103: Count your many blessings, name them one by one. Count your many blessings, see what God has done.

Psalm 104: For the Exalted One says this: I live in a high and holy place, and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit. Is57:15

Psalm 105: Exodus is enough evidence to elicit exultation, exude exuberance, and effect obedience.

Psalm 106: God is still good to us, even after actually meeting us. Hallelujah! Give thanks to Yahweh, for He is GOOD!

Psalm Tweets: Book III (Round 3)

Psalm 73: Appearances can be deceiving–just not to God.
Psalm 73: For the word of God is living and effective…It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart. Heb. 4:12 HCSB

Psalm 74: These buildings are in ruins, but Yahweh’s throne in His temple still stands. Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!

Psalm 75: The one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Me–that I am Yahweh (Jer. 9:23-24 HCSB)

Psalm 76: The strong man has been bound and plundered by the majestic, humble, mighty King of Zion.

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Psalm 77: I will not let go until You bless me; I will not give in until this place is Peniel.
Psalm 77: “This is the prayer of a man struggling to stay awake, not someone unable to fall asleep.” — Patrick Henry Reardon

Psalm 78: Our only consistency is our inconsistency; we’re faithfully unfaithful. He is faithful; we need Him to reign over us.

Psalm 79: “Lord, … how long until You judge and avenge our blood from those who live on the earth?” Rev. 6:10

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Psalm 80: Without God’s Benjamin (son of the right hand), we are boar-food and broken vines.

Psalm 81: Stop eating air and drinking wind and wondering why you’re hungry! Only Yahweh can fill and satisfy with rich food.

Psalm 82: “Pharaoh’s throne is once again threatened. When we pray, God arises to judge the earth in His righteousness.” — PHR

Psalm 83: “These are the horns that scattered Judah so no one could raise his head.” Terrify and cut them down! (Zech 1:18-21)
Psalm 83: “Against these demonic enemies of God and His people, we pray with the warrior’s fervor, anger, and zeal.” — PHR

Psalm 84: To have nothing but Jesus is to have everything.

Psalm 85: Salvation Himself is very near those who fear Him, and Glory tabernacled with us on earth.

Psalm 86: I have no leverage, no bargaining chips; “nothing in my hand I bring.” Jesus, You’re all I’ve got. Help me!

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Psalm 88: I am lost in the couch of heaven. Why won’t You lift the cushions and look for me?

Psalm 89: You who calm the raging seas, crush Sheol and establish David’s throne from its dust.

Psalm Tweets: Book II (Round 3)

Psalm 42: “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.”

Psalm 43: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”

Psalm 44: Your smile on us has been eclipsed, and we wonder why we wander in darkness. Nothing can help us or save us but You.

Psalm 45: A scandalous psalm: the Sovereign Soldier weds a bride He makes beautiful when she leaves all and becomes His.
Psalm 45: Ruth is a model bride (Ruth 1:16-17 → 45:10-11).

Psalm 46: We are in the Greater Goshen, which remains untouched by the plagues visited on God’s enemies.
Psalm 46: Yahweh is a river of delight; we have peace with Him, so let us have peace with each other.

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Psalm 47: Let the volume of our applause drown out the grumbling of rebellion.

Psalm 48: The security of the citadel is not in its towers or ramparts, but in Yahweh within it.
Psalm 48: “…you yourselves, as living stones, are being built together into a spiritual house” (1 Peter 2:5 HCSB)

Psalm 49: Those who are arrogant in their wealth have Death as their shepherd. But Yahweh is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
Psalm 49: Riches without wisdom is just a well-stocked cattle barn.

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Psalm 50: Sacrifices are burned up and blown away by the storms and fire before Yahweh; only faith and thanksgiving remain.

Psalm 51: I’m covered in the filth I’ve wallowed in. Wash me whiter than snow, so I’ll shine like a beacon of Your forgiveness.

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Psalm 52: Dastardly Doegs don’t deserve to dwell in David’s domain; they aren’t deeprooted like divinely delivered devotees.

Psalm 53: Evil everywhere tempts us to the darkest despair, but we rejoice instead, because deliverance comes from Zion.

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Psalm 54: Those who once looked down their nose at me now look up from afar off to see me in Abraham’s bosom.

Psalm 55: The burden of betrayal is too heavy for me, but Jesus trades me for His lighter and easier one, and I find rest.

Psalm 56: Every Philistine will give account for every wandering and tear they caused; You recorded them all.

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Psalm 57: “Anyone who touches you touches the pupil of His eye. I will move against them with My power” (Zech 2:8-9 @HCSB).

Psalm 58: Might doesn’t make right; He who alone is righteous is mighty. “There is a God who judges on earth!”
Psalm 58: Talk all you want, O mighty man. When God the Judge comes, you won’t have time to say a word.

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Psalm 59: I am under constant attack and still I’m safer than my attackers. Yahweh is my shield; they have none.

Psalm 60: Armies and reinforcements stand against God as successfully as styrofoam against a tornado.

Psalm 61: Home is where the ark is.
Psalm 61: Save us from Denethor and Wormtongue; give us Faithful Love and Truth!

Psalm 62: “The life of faith is pretty much evenly divided between serving and waiting.” — Patrick Henry Reardon
Psalm 62: While others scramble and grasp and fret, I will rest, because God is my salvation.
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Psalm 63: Soul, enough with the empty cisterns! Go to Jesus–He will satisfy me with living water, and I’ll never thirst again!

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Psalm 64: My soul’s enemies are Imperial Stormtroopers with terrible aim; God will turn them into redshirts on an away mission.

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Psalm 65: The blessing of calling the temple Home (65:4) is the blessing of imputed righteousness (65:3).
Psalm 65: Creation sowed the seeds for a perpetual harvest of God’s goodness.

Psalm 66: Deliverance can’t help but lead to delight; salvation leads to singing.

Psalm 67: May the sunshine of God’s favor shine upon you, that by His light the ends of the earth may walk in faith and love.

Psalm 68: Yahweh’s salvation is burden-bearing: He takes the wrath and reproach from us and gives us joy instead.

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Psalm 69: Jesus bore the shame of our sin on the cross; now He is not ashamed to call brothers everyone who trusts in Him.

Psalm 70: Hurry to me, Yahweh! I’m forgetting the joy of You and Your salvation! Hurry to me!

Psalm 71: If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
Psalm 71: “you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation”

Psalm 72: When the King comes, He brings righteousness and justice and peace and blessing and prosperity. Come, Lord Jesus!

Psalm Tweets (Book I, Round 3)

Psalm 1: To delight in Yahweh’s word, delight in the Word who was with God in the beginning–indeed, who is God Himself.

Psalm 1: Jesus is the Blessed Man, delighting in His Father’s word; only in Him do we escape the judgment we deserve.

Psalm 2: Our most devious, well-made plans of rebellion against God actually accomplish something: it makes Him belly laugh.
Psalm 2: Jesus is the Mighty King, ruling from Zion, who crushes all who oppose Him and defends all who trust Him.

Psalm 3: Jesus’ foes thought the cross proved God would not help Him; in fact, it proved “salvation belongs to Yahweh.”

Psalm 4: Jesus endured the roar of slander and silence of God that we might hear the roar of God’s love and the silence of sin.

Psalm 5: God’s favor is a shield circling His people, silencing the fiery accusations of the Devil and our consciences.
Psalm 5: Evil cannot dwell with God, so Jesus endured the Father’s wrath that we might rejoice in His refuge forever.

Psalm 6: Three hours of darkness. “My God, My God! How long?” “It is finished!” A torn curtain. “Yahweh accepts My prayer.”

Psalm 7: Jesus was thrown into the fiery furnace for us, that we could walk out without a singed garment or smell of smoke.

Psalm 8: We don’t see Eden, but we do see Jesus: made low like us, and crowned with glory and honor for His suffering in death.

Psalm 9: Wickedness and injustice will stand trial before the Just and Righteous Judge. All their victims find refuge in Him.

Psalm 10: The lurking Pharisees and Herodians plotted and pursued Him, but their arms were broken by the Forever-King Yahweh.

Psalm 11: Jesus ignored “If He trusts in God, let Him save Him!” because the Father was His refuge. And now He is ours.

 Psalm 12: Evil and accusation and guilt are only silenced by Good (Mk 10:18) and Forgiveness (Mk 2:7,10) and Peace (Rom 5:1).

Psalm 13: God raised Jesus from the dead in glorious victory. Neither death nor Satan had any claim on Him, so we sing in joy!

Psalm 14: We are lost, unable and unwilling to seek God. Jesus–deliverance from Zion–becomes flesh to go after us.

Psalm 15: Each line is designed to eliminate any possibility of hope in one’s own righteousness. Only Jesus’ passes the test.

Psalm 16: My deepest joy, my greatest good, my highest delight is found only in Jesus.
Psalm 16: My beautiful inheritance is rightfully Jesus’; because I’m adopted as His brother, we share it as co-heirs.

Psalm 17: The Righteous One overcame His enemies by being given over to them. He awoke to see His Father’s face; so will we.

Psalm 18: Tangled in the ropes of Sheol, Jesus’ cry reaches the true Temple in glory: “Father, forgive them. It is finished.”
Psalm 18: The Father rewards Jesus according to His righteousness, which becomes our breastplate behind the shield of faith.

Psalm 19: Jesus is both joyful Creator and glad Law-Keeper. Only through Him are our words and meditations acceptable to God.

Psalm 20: No chariot nor horse can satisfy both our needs and wants. Only Jesus satisfies, gladdens, fulfills, answers, saves.

Psalm 21: Our King Jesus is victorious! He is crowned and clothed with majestic splendor. He shoots His foes in the face.

Psalm 22: Jesus wasn’t saved from roaring lions so that by trusting Him we’d be saved from the lions to praise Him together.

Psalm 23: With Jesus as my Shepherd, I’m not bound to chase sin anymore–goodness and faithful love chase me.

Psalm 24: The mighty Maker is the victorious King.
Psalm 24: None meet the requirements to ascend to Yahweh’s house, but don’t hang your head in despair: He comes to us instead.

Psalm 25: Yahweh, unstained by sin, delivers from evil and leads in righteousness. Let us fix our eyes on Him!

Psalm 26: God raised Jesus from the dead, vindicating Jesus as truly righteous and His word as truly from the Father.

Psalm 27: Just as in Gethsemane, so it remains: the words “I am He” are enough to fell any foe who comes against us.
Psalm 27: Our hope is eternal life, now and then: “I am CERTAIN that I will see the LORD’s goodness in the land of the living.”

Psalm 28: Because Jesus has been raised from the dead, He saves, blesses, shepherds, and carries forever. #hebrews1320
Psalm 28: “He is a stronghold of salvation for His anointed”; who can storm the fortress and breach the walls of His salvation?

Psalm 29: The cedar-shattering voice of Yahweh tenderly speaks the blessing of peace to His people.

Psalm 30: His momentary anger fell on Jesus, and so we will be clothed with resurrection joy because of His forever-favor.

Psalm 31: Be what You are to me (31:2-3).
Psalm 31: By everyone else I may be forgotten and forsaken, but not by You, Jesus.

Psalm 32: It is our joy to be forgiven (1-2), and it is his joy to forgive (7). He is no reluctant Savior–it is His delight!

Psalm 33: Yahweh sees even into our hearts, and still “the earth is full of the LORD’s unfailing love.” So rejoice! Hope! Sing!

Psalm 34: You are worth more than sparrows and even more than lions; Yahweh will take care of you. Trust in Him!

Psalm 35: Those who seek my life are Wile E. Coyotes equipped with Acme bombs and traps; their schemes all backfire in the end.

Psalm 36: The mountains of the arrogant wicked become plains before the faithful love and faithfulness of Yahweh.

Psalm 37: I used to get so angry at the wicked prospering; “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.”

Psalm 38: I hate my sin! Get rid of it, not me; atone for me instead of abandoning me!

Psalm 39: Make me a student of the calendar, so that my joy may last longer than this brief life.

Psalm 40: Lazarus’ song.
Psalm 40: Those who seek You find joy and gladness and salvation, because though we are needy, “the Lord thinks of me.”

Psalm 41: Jesus the Anti-Judas silences all the Judases.

#psalmtober

Based on an excellent suggestion from PsalterMark, I tweeted through the final psalms–beginning with the Psalms of Ascent–during the month of October, using the hashtag psalmtober.

Psalm 120: Who will rescue me from this dying body? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! Hosanna!

Psalm 121: I can only see my help when I lift my eyes; only He who made Heaven and Earth can save me.

Psalm 122: On this rock I will build My church, and the forces of Hades will not overpower it. Matthew 16:18 HCSB

Psalm 123: Man may trouble and distress me, twill but drive me to Thy breast…Think what Father’s smiles are Thine

Psalm 124: May we never forget that God’s grace alone delivers us from the prowling, devouring lion (1 Peter 5:7).

Psalm 125: More than bulwarks and ramparts, Yahweh’s walls are mountains, forever circling His people in love.
Psalm 125: Yahweh surrounds His people as a holy fence, not only to protect from without, but to keep us within.

Psalm 126: Yahweh stills turns doubtful chuckles into grateful guffaws. Our Sarah-hearts are given Isaac-graces.

Psalm 127: Enough food and a night’s sleep are gifts from God; children are a holy arsenal of salt and light.

Psalm 128: The blessed man is like a tree planted by rivers, bearing his fruit in season, and not a leaf withers.

Psalm 129: I may be struck down but I am not destroyed; to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Psalm 130: The depths of my sin is deeper than this pit, yet my Savior’s mercy is even deeper.

Psalm 131: The secret things belong to Yahweh, but what is revealed belongs to us and our children forever. Dt29:29

Psalm 132: The Man named Branch will build Yahweh’s temple, clothed in splendor, ruling from His throne. Zech. 6:13

Psalm 133: He has made us a kingdom of priests that we might no longer be a curse but a blessing. Zch 8:13, Rev 1:6

Psalm 134: Our God neither slumbers nor sleeps, so too may His praises never cease!

Psalm 135: Yahweh’s name is our treasure; we are His treasure.

Psalm 136: Give thanks to our judging, saving, generous, good God.

Psalm 137: Our hearts are as broken as these harp strings; we are powerless, but not You. Avenge us!

Psalm 138: He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

Psalm 139: You know me too well; I can’t hide from You. Cleanse me from sin and lead me to Your holiness.

Psalm 140: I am overwhelmed by the assaults of the Enemy’s forces; overwhelm them and save me, for I trust in You.

Psalm 141: Guard us from evil which rules over us; guard us from evil ruling within us. My eyes look to You, Jesus.

Psalm 142: In the shadowy death-valley, I feel so alone, but You are with me, and You surround me with your saints.

Psalm 143: Deliver us from the Evil One, for Yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever.

Psalm 144: The victory is Yahweh’s. He trains my hands for war, then fills them with blessing and gladness.

Psalm 145: From Aleph to Tau, Yahweh is worthy of praise for His powerful love, His holy truth, and His Name.
Psalm 145: When Yahweh gives me a new heart, I find my desires changed and now satisfied in Him (145:16 → 145:19)

Psalm 146: Every president, minister, king, and tyrant has a term limit. Only Zion’s King reigns forever.

Psalm 146: The injustices of imperfect government are answered by Zion’s sinless Forever-King, Jesus of Nazareth.

Psalm 147: The Star-Namer and Snow-Sender is your sweet Savior, Zion. Sing! Celebrate!

Psalm 148: Let everything between Genesis 1:3 and 1:31 praise the name of Jesus!

Psalm 149: Let’s celebrate–really celebrate, with real joy and everything–that Jesus is everything He says He is.

Psalm 150: Let everything that breathes “hallelujah”! Hallelujah!

Book V Tweets (Round 2)

Book V (Psalms 107-150), Round 2

Psalm 107: Let the wanderers, prisoners, foolish rebels, and greedy whom Yahweh has redeemed shout their thanks to Him!

Psalm 108: Save Your beloved, Yahweh! I know You’re coming for me, so I have to get up early to start singing!
Psalm 108: God’s confidence in victory composes and conducts our songs as we wait for Him.

Psalm 109 is the opposite of Zechariah 3. Joshua’s accuser is silenced; the Psalmist’s accuser is amplified.
Psalm 109: I trust judgment to You, for Your wrath is more terrible and holier than I could ever be.
Psalm 109: Silence my accusers, but do not be silent in accusing them.

Psalm 110: Our Forever-King is our Forever-Priest. He conquers enemies without and sin within.
Psalm 110: Aaron couldn’t sit, because his work was never done. Our Great Melchizedek sits to reign, because “It is finished.”

Psalm 111: To know Yahweh is to delight in Him; to praise Him is to fear Him; all this is wisdom.
Psalm 111: Theology always has a melody.

Psalm 112: What doth it profit a man to gain the whole world and yet lose his soul?

Psalm 113: Yahweh’s holiness and majesty are far beyond us, but His lovingkindness is always near to the poor and needy.
Psalm 113: Though well-fed and well-funded, I am no less in the garbage heap of sin; I no less need Yahweh to lift me out.

Psalm 114: Yahweh’s saving power is a frightful thing; tremble in awe before Him!

Psalm 115: Idol worship ends in the same silence of the idols: death. But death can’t silence the song of Yahweh’s redeemed.

Psalm 116: Though foes are mighty and rush upon me, my feet are firm held by His grace. #iwillgloryinmyredeemer
Psalm 116: They…intend[ed] to hurl Him over the cliff. But He passed right through the crowd and went on His way. #luke4

Psalm 117: Yahweh’s love is radiating: gospel power spreads throughout the globe.

Psalm 118: For Yahweh’s redeemed, every day is a combination of Thanksgiving and Independence Day. Celebrate!

Psalm 119 א: Your word is a delight because Another kept it on my behalf and gave His Spirit to enable me to learn and love it!
Psalm 119 א: True happiness is found in righteousness; Jesus is our righteousness (and holiness, redemption, and wisdom, too!).
Psalm 119 ב: Where can I find a guide, a map, to purity and righteousness? The delightful Word of our joyful God!
Psalm 119 ג: Grace gives His word, and Grace enables the living and loving of that word.

Psalm 119 ג-א: See the happiness of obedience → See my disobedience → Long for happiness → Pursue obedience by grace → Live by faith

Psalm 119 ד: Life, grief, and sin weary me, but I trust the Word-giving Yahweh to sustain me and teach me along the way.
Psalm 119 ה: Desperation for grace pleases Jesus, who loves and lives to give it.
Psalm 119 ה: Cries of faith: teach me, help me, turn my heart and eyes, confirm Your word, turn away disgrace, give me life.
Psalm 119 ו: Prove true to Your promises, mighty Yahweh, and I will be free from enemies and shame.
Psalm 119 ז: My hope is that You remember me; I love to dwell on Your word and hate the thought of anyone refusing You.
Psalm 119 ח: It’s always better to obey You; Your promises remind me that You’re my portion, not the vanity of sin.
Psalm 119 ט: Better a hard lesson from Yahweh’s love than a hard heart far from Him.
Psalm 119 י: You formed me in the womb; form me anew by Your word into what’s holy and honoring to You.
Psalm 119 כ: No piercing sword nor cutting lie can sever the truth of Your promises; help me and heal me to trust You!
Psalm 119 ל: Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35 @HCSB
Psalm 119 ל: You are the same, and Your years will never end. Psalm 102:27 || Hebrews 1:12 @HCSB
Psalm 119 מ: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Pr 9:10 @HCSB
Psalm 119 נ: Your word guides me around the snares and stumbling-stones of sin and unbelief; that’s why I hold it so dear.
Psalm 119 ס: Build Your word as guardrails for my life; let it be a shield for me against the evil one’s lies.
Psalm 119 ע: I strive by Your Spirit to obey; guard me from those who don’t and from despair while I wait for You.
Psalm 119 ע: Love from God → love for God → love for His Word → love for obedience → hatred for sin and lies
Psalm 119 פ: Silver and gold have I none, but what I have I give to you: Jesus Christ, the Word of God; believe in Him!
Psalm 119 צ: The character of God and His word are one: to love one is to love the other; to reject one is to reject the other.
Psalm 119 צ: Your decrees are righteous forever. Give me understanding, and I will live. Psalm 119:144 @HCSB
Psalm 119 ק: When Yahweh saves, He’s just being consistent. That’s who He is.
Psalm 119 ר: By faith, the prayers of Him who kept God’s Word are for us too: consider my affliction, rescue me, give me life.
Psalm 119 ש: Man may trouble and distress me, twill but drive me to Thy breast…Heav’n will bring me sweeter rest
Psalm 119 ת: Hear my cries, hear my praise; teach me, rescue me, seek me → walking by faith.

Psalm 120: I long for the day when the battle with sin is over, for that day when my flesh is no longer for war but at peace!

Psalm 121: Until that day, where is my help? He who established the mountains establishes me.

Psalm 122: What joy to be with God’s people in God’s presence for God’s worship!
Psalm 122: Jerusalem’s peace comes only from her Prince of Peace; O may she turn to Him! May she lead the way to Him!

Psalm 123: Our ears may be filled with contempt and slander, but our eyes are fixed on You, Yahweh.

Psalm 124: The dragon’s flood would have destroyed us, were not the Right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing.

Psalm 125: The reign of the wicked will not last; the righteous are established forever like Zion.

Psalm 126: Once our crops of joy were abundant, now they are gone. The fields are dry, so send us rain for a plentiful harvest!

Psalm 127: A city’s true defense is the righteous within raising faithful families. No wall or sentry can compare.

Psalm 128: God-fearing families are genuine blessings and wealth from God.

Psalm 129: There is no blessing or future for those who hate God’s people. He is righteous and avenges His own. Trust Jesus.
Psalm 129: We who plowed His Holy back, hating Him and His people, are blessed only by His grace, only in the name of Jesus.

Psalm 130:
Psalm 130: My hope is in His word, and His word to me is, “Son, your sins are forgiven you. Rise and walk.”
Psalm 130: “Love…keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:5

Psalm 131: I will trust that my King is on the throne; I will trust the wise goodness of my Father.

Psalm 132: Whatever house we want to build for God is nothing compared to the house God is making of us.

Psalm 133: The anointing of the Holy Spirit washes over every believer, uniting them in Jesus’ name and joy and truth.

Psalm 134: Our priestly sacrifices of praise are answered with abundant, gracious blessing from the Maker of Heaven and Earth.

Psalm 135: We gather as New Covenant priests to sing the Name and history of our Savior, that we might delight in His praise!

Psalm 136: God is good and worthy of our thanks and praise in all He does: making, breaking, judging, saving.

Psalm 137: The trees hang heavy with our silent harps and our broken hearts hang heavy with grief.
Psalm 137: Our enemies seem so much nearer than You; when will You come for us? When will You avenge us? When will You save us?

Psalm 138: He who is exalted suffers no rivals, so the haughty are still far from Him. The humble, however, He gladly welcomes.
Psalm 138: I’m sure of this: He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Psalm 139: I can’t see myself as well as God my Maker; I can’t hide anything from Him. And He loves and leads me still.
Psalm 139: May I hate my enemies as You do, those in Galatians 5:19-21. Lead me not into temptation and deliver me from evil.

Psalm 140: He who is schemed against laughs as He breaks evil men and their plans (Ps. 2); He can save me from them, too.

Psalm 141: I know too well how magnetic sin and temptation can be; post sentries to keep them out and let righteousness in!
Psalm 141: In the moment, righteousness may lose its allure, but it shines like the sun when judgment falls.

Psalm 142: My enemies are too strong for me, but You are too strong for them. O be strong for me in my weakness!

Psalm 143: My enemies care nothing for me, and it shows. But I’m Your servant, and that makes a world of difference.

Psalm 144: O what wonder: God can shoot lightning like arrows and set mountains on fire, yet He cares for me!

Psalm 145: O for the endless days of eternity, where the limits and hindrances to praise are gone!

Psalm 146: Presidents, ministers, and despots are all mists and dust; only Yahweh reigns forever.
Psalm 146: Man’s plans are gone with his breath–vanished in an instant. Yahweh’s help is eternal, so hope only in Him!

Psalm 147: He who numbers and names the stars loves even the lowliest one who trusts in Him.
Psalm 147: He commands snow and hail like soldiers; what tanks and bombs could impress Him? He is moved by faith, not strength.

Psalm 148: Galaxies, sea monsters, mountains, and bugs all sing of their Maker; let all peoples sing of their mighty Redeemer!

Psalm 149: Take joy in this: Yahweh takes pleasure in His people!
Psalm 149: The Lamb with His fair army doth on Mount Zion stand, and glory, glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s land!

Psalm 150: With every instrument in reach, with every breath in our lungs, let us praise Yahweh our Maker and Savior and King!

Psalm 119 Tweets (Round 2)

Psalm 119 א: Your word is a delight because Another kept it on my behalf and gave His Spirit to enable me to learn and love it!
Psalm 119 א: True happiness is found in righteousness; Jesus is our righteousness (and holiness, redemption, and wisdom, too!).
Psalm 119 ב: Where can I find a guide, a map, to purity and righteousness? The delightful Word of our joyful God!
Psalm 119 ג: Grace gives His word, and Grace enables the living and loving of that word.

Psalm 119 ג-א: See the happiness of obedience → See my disobedience → Long for happiness → Pursue obedience by grace → Live by faith

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Book IV Tweets (Round 2)

Book IV (Psalms 90-106), Round 2

Psalm 90: As much greater as Your days are to ours, so much greater is Your holy mercy than our wickedness.

Psalm 91: The One who trusted God had access to 12 angel legions; still He suffered so we could be satisfied by His salvation.

Psalm 92: I can’t think of anything more worthwhile to do than praise God for the countless ways He is good to me.

Psalm 93: Yahweh is wrapped in garments of majesty and strength like kingly robes.
Psalm 93: I saw Yahweh, high and lifted up, robed in majesty and strength, and the train of His robe filled the temple.

Psalm 94: Is the Ear-Maker deaf or the Eye-Maker blind? Is Truth ignorant? No evil escapes Him; He will avenge in His jealousy.

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Remedy and Replacement

If Psalm 95 had a soundtrack, the record skips and scratches or the car brakes slam between the middle and end of verse 7.

The first verses fit well within the surrounding psalms; the themes of singing, shouting, joy, and the greatness of God are all there. But beginning with the last line of verse 7, the song changes quick, fast, and in a hurry.

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Book III Tweets (Round 2)

Book III (Psalms 73-89), Round 2

Psalm 73: I was like Nebuchadnezzar in the field to doubt You, but You never let go of me. Your presence is my great treasure.
Psalm 73: Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Psalm 74: Lock and load, mighty Yahweh! Defend Your name and save us from the oppression of sin and the evil one!
Psalm 74: He hacks up monsters to feed the animals; He digs springs and dries rivers. You can’t stand against Him, only in Him.

Psalm 75: Though the earth quakes with evil, Yahweh will steady everything. He will cut down the wicked and exalt His people.

Psalm 76: The best security system in the world can’t protect the strong man when Jesus comes to bind and plunder him.

Psalm 77: When I doubt God’s goodness, I recount His majesty and deeds, and I remember His power; all to talk sense to my soul.

Psalm 78: Willful forgetfulness is disaster; live as memorials to Jesus’ power and mercy so that His testimony is inescapable.

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