PSALMS OF thanksgiving and a retrospective of Israelite history are the focus of our Old Testament study this week. Psalms 133 and 107 remind us that God’s steadfast love endures forever, while Psalm 106 reminds us of the history of Israel–and God’s patience in spite of their repeated rebellion.
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PSALMS OF ASAPH are featured this week in our Old Testament study. Once again, we find that what appears on the surface to be a–dare we say–relatively ordinary hymn of praise or supplication turns out to be something far more exciting when you actually take the time to read it and start peeling away layers.
We also find hints of the ultimate schism in Israel that created the two kingdoms, Israel and Judah. And since Asaph lived through the period of turmoil and intrigue that marked the transfer of power from David to Solomon, we suspect there will be some more hidden gems among his Psalms in the weeks and months ahead. Continue reading
THE PSALMS of David take center stage this week. The tone of the psalms changes as well, as David’s circumstances have shifted from running and hiding to ascending to the throne of Israel.