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Significant Psalms...

I may drop some stuff in here from time to time as I am reading the through the Psalms...I'll link em up so you can read along... Introduction to the Psalms The book of Psalms is filled with the songs and prayers offered to God by the nation of Israel. Their expressions of praise, faith, sorrow, and frustration cover the range of human emotions. Some of the Psalms dwell on the treasure of wisdom and God’s Word. Others betray the troubled heart of a mourner. Still others explode with praise to God and invite others to join in song. This diversity is unified by one element: they are centered upon the one and only living God. This Creator God is King of all the earth and a refuge to all who trust in him. Many of the Psalms are attributed to King David. The Psalms were written beginning in the fifteenth century B.C. and were probably collected in their final form in the third century b.c. Introduction from The Holy Bible : English Standard Version., Ps. Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2001. Psalm 1:1-4 The foundation of a man is his delight in the law of the Lord. Delight for God which means delight in the the Word of God is the only proper foundation for the soul. Here there is water, life, fruit... Psalm 2:1-12 The Son is the sovereign ruler - whom we bow to. We kiss him as our holy king. All kings, political and earthy, idolatrous and spiritual, shall be in subjection to God's holy one. The King of Kings shall reign from Zion will judge this world and its rebellious rulers. The imagery is very similar to that of the coming King (Jesus) in Revelation 17:14 Psalm 3:3-6 The great protection and sustaining work of God in his people. He is a SHIELD - who protects. He is our glory - the most glorious and valuable one. He is the LIFTER of our heads - he gives encouragement and restores dignity to a person. Psalm 4:6-7 The Lord is better, much better than feasting and drinking. His joy in our hearts is better than the greatest party.