The 10th episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
This psalm pairs well with the events of the previous - Psalm 142. In Psalm 52, David speaks against a man (Doeg the Edomite) who betrayed David to King Saul. As David describes the actions of Doeg, we see a stark contrast between the one who trusts in man's power, and the one who trusts in God.
The 9th episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
This was written during a dark period of David's life - literally and metaphorically. The heading of the psalm indicates that this psalm was a prayer from David to God when David was hiding out in a cave. The intensity of the persecutions and dangers that David faced had grown, he even admits in the psalm that he has no power against his persecutors. David's only hope was that the LORD God would hear his prayer. As God demonstrated to David, so also we hope - He will never leave or forsake us!
The eighth episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
Psalm 34 speaks to many of the current struggles that Christians go through. How do I know about God? Does He care for me? What about tribulations and sufferings? Each of those questions and more are addressed in Psalm 34. Grab your Bible and join us for this study!
The seventh episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
Psalm 133 might be one of the shortest psalms in the Bible but it is still filled with valuable truths for our lives. Join Pastor Neal and Pastor Nathanael as they discuss David's inspired and meditative thoughts on the blessing of unity from the Lord!
The sixth episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
In Psalm 56 we see more of the trials which David endured and how his life was difficult in many ways that are different than our lives. We also see the quiet confidence of faith that trusts in God's ways, despite what seems contrary to faith on the outside. David echoes the sentiment over and over that God is the most reliable foundation for one's trust.
The fifth episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
Psalm 59 contains several strong sentiments as David seeks God's deliverance from an array of enemies. The Bible speaks to many of the trials David endured as he sought to follow the plan that God had ordained for his life. For David, the fact that God was his strength and refuge was what he turned to in this difficult moments. Though we face difference trials from David, the source of these hardships (sin) is the same. May the study encourage you as you seek to follow God faithfully and as you endure trials for being a believer of Christ Jesus.
The fourth episode in our ongoing series on the book of Psalms.
Psalm 5 demonstrates the clear standard that God has for complete righteousness. He does not tolerate wickedness and unbelief. Like David and the rest of humanity, we are helpless before God's demands. But we find peace in the message of God's mercy which is proclaimed in His house. May the LORD guide you this week through this psalm.
In our Bible Study series on the Psalms we continue with Psalm 144, a psalm with a very military feel. David was a mighty warrior, and this psalm seems to follow after at least some of his military victories. The earliest would have been against Goliath, but there were many more victories that would follow that first one. In battle, training is necessary, and the LORD’s presence is decisive! The Psalm contains a strong note of divine justice, and a reminder that the LORD is the Deliverer. Notice also the response of the LORD deliverance by the Christian praise and singing. Join Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Neal Radichel for a personal Bible study on Psalm 144.