Psalm 23

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).  My guess is that most of us could list plenty of things that we want, so how can David say in Psalm 23 that he “shall not want”? It’s because he recognizes all that God does and the way...

Psalm 22

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?” (Psalm 22:1)  If these words sound familiar to you, it may be because these are the words Jesus cried out to God when he was on the...

Psalm 21

“O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices, and in your salvation how greatly he exults!” (Psalm 21:1)  In Psalm 21, King David gives thanks for the many blessings he experienced while he served as Israel’s king -- at the top of the list are the Lord’s strength and salvation. David...

Psalm 20

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright” (Psalm 20:7-8).   When trouble comes, where do you turn? Some turn to advice columns and others to their own ingenuity. Others...

Psalm 19

“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7). Both God’s creation and God’s Word reveal His glory. One of the blessings of God’s Word is that it can revive our souls. If you need to be...

Psalm 18

“For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness. For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall” (Psalm 18:28 & 29). In Psalm 18 David celebrates the fact that God has rescued him...

Psalm 17

“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings” (Psalm 17:9).   Israel’s King David writes this Psalm as he is surrounded by his enemies. Still, his commitment is to honor God but he feels deeply his need for the Lord’s help and protection....

Psalm 16

“The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply . . . You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:4a & 11).  Psalm 16 lays out a pretty simple choice: multiply...

Psalm 15

“O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on Your holy hill?” (Psalm 15:1) The tabernacle was a tent-like structure that was crafted during the days of Moses where people gathered to worship God. Exodus 40:32 tells us that those who entered the tent washed themselves with water...

Psalm 14

“The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God” (Psalm 14:2). This verse pictures God seated in His heavenly throne room, scanning the earth and searching for those who seek Him. Are you that person? God...