Psalms Study

“Loneliness”

Psalm 88 (NKJV) A Prayer for Help in Despondency A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. To the Chief Musician. Set to “Mahalath Leannoth.” A Contemplation of Heman the Ezrahite. 88 O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You. 2 Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my…

“To Behold the Beauty of the Lord”

Psalm 84 (NKJV) The Blessedness of Dwelling in the House of God To the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. 84 How lovely is Your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts! 2 My soul longs, yes, even faints For the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. 3 Even the…

“Justice and Peace Kiss at the Cross”

Psalm 85 New King James Version (NKJV) Prayer that the Lord Will Restore Favor to the Land To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. 85 Lord, You have been favorable to Your land; You have brought back the captivity of Jacob. 2 You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Selah 3 You have…

“Learning a New Language”

Psalm 13 English Standard Version (ESV) How Long, O Lord? To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 13 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?     How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I take counsel in my soul     and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over…

“Limiting God”

Psalm 78 (NKJV) God’s Kindness to Rebellious Israel A Contemplation of Asaph. 78 Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, 3 Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us. 4 We will not hide them from…

“Lamentation: Between Grief and Hope”

Psalm 74 (NKJV) A Plea for Relief from Oppressors A Contemplation of Asaph. 74 O God, why have You cast us off forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture? 2 Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, The tribe of Your inheritance, which You have redeemed— This Mount Zion where You have dwelt. 3 Lift up Your feet to the…

“God’s Promise of Social Justice”

Psalm 72 (NKJV) Glory and Universality of the Messiah’s Reign A Psalm of Solomon. 1 Give the king Your judgments, O God,And Your righteousness to the king’s Son.2 He will judge Your people with righteousness,And Your poor with justice.3 The mountains will bring peace to the people,And the little hills, by righteousness.4 He will bring justice to the poor of…

“Worship Demonstrated in Waiting for Your God”

Psalm 62 New King James Version (NKJV) A Calm Resolve to Wait for the Salvation of God To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. 62 Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. 3 How long will you attack a man? You shall be…

“Thirsty for God”

Psalm 63 (NKJV) Joy in the Fellowship of God A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah. 63 O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. 2 So I have looked for You…