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: 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!