Psalm 12

The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times (Psalm 12:6 CSB).

Psalm 12 has a lot to say about words. There are those who speak lies, flatter, boast, or think Read the rest

Psalm 11

When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3 CSB).    

 As we look at things happening in our culture — moral decay, political tensions, crime, etc., we may feel as if the foundations of life are Read the rest

Psalm 10

Why has the wicked person despised God? He says to himself, “You will not demand an account.” (Psalm 10:13 CSB) 

Why do people renounce God? Pride? Idolatry? Greed? Hurt? Any or all of these might be reasons people wall up Read the rest

Psalm 9

I will thank the Lord with all my heart; I will declare your wondrous works (Psalm 9:1 CSB). 

What a great goal: start and end the day by recounting God’s wonderful deeds! How might our outlook on life change if Read the rest

Psalm 8

When I observe your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you set in place, what is a human being that you remember him, a son of man that you look after him? (Psalm 8:3 Read the rest

Psalm 7

If anyone does not repent, he will sharpen his sword; he has strung his bow and made it ready (Psalm 7:12 CSB).                                                                                                             

This verse is a strong and sobering reminder that we need to ask God for forgiveness when we Read the rest

Psalm 6

Turn, Lord! Rescue me; save me because of your faithful love (Psalm 6:4 CSB).

David, the author of Psalm 6, once again calls our attention to God’s steadfast love. David asks God to deliver him from his troubles for the Read the rest

Psalm 5

But I enter your house by the abundance of your faithful love; I bow down toward your holy temple in reverential awe of you (Psalm 5:7 CSB).  

This verse reminds us that it is only through the abundance of God’s Read the rest

Psalm 4

Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me. You freed me from affliction; be gracious to me and hear my prayer. (Psalm 4:1 CSB) 

At first glance, the beginning of this Psalm may seem almost too bold. David is Read the rest

Psalm 3

I cry aloud to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the Lord sustains me (Psalm 3:4-5 CSB).

The Psalms teach us that we can be honest with Read the rest