Psalm 116-118: The love of the Lord endures forever.

October 28, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 116-118. Background: Psalm 114-115. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 116 The Lord delivers: This is a psalm of thanks to the Lord, acknowledging the Lord’s hearing and answering the prayers of the psalmist, delivering him from the snares of death and Sheol. The psalmist proclaims his love for the Lord…

Psalm 69-71: Cries of despair and praise.

June 17, 2015. Daily Reading: Psalm 69-71. Background: Psalm 66-68. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 69 “Save me, O God!”: This psalm attributed to David is a cry of despair to the Lord when he was being afflicted by enemies that seemed to surround him at all times. The psalm itself could be split into three…

Judges 6-10: The cycle continues through Gideon.

February 17, 2015. Daily Reading: Judges 6-10. Background: Judges 1-5. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 6 1. The charge of the Lord: At the beginning of this chapter, we see that the vicious cycle that would occur time and again in Israel during the time of the judges has once again begun with the people forsaking…

Psalms 6-8: Deliverance by God.

January 21, 2014. Daily Reading: Psalms 6-8. Background: Psalm 3-5. All three of these Psalms are attributed to David, a man after God’s own heart (ref. I Samuel 13:14). David was well in tune with the Spirit of God and he often expressed his emotion in the form of a psalm. These have been recorded…