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Psalms 137 and 138
We continue our study of individual psalms, and today we’re going to look at another pair of psalms, psalms 137 and 138. For the last two weeks we looked at a pair of psalms, 42 and 43, and we paired those up because they were so similar, in fact, sometimes they were written down as a single psalm. Well today the two that we will consider are wildly different. They are completely unlike each other in tone, in mood, and the emotional situation of the writers are miles apart.
Despair or Praise?
To Be Home (August 16, 2020)
Psalm 91 (August 9, 2020
In the Shadow
It’s good to be back! We had some good times traveling and working on other things and for other people these past two weeks, so I’m grateful to have been afforded that. If you were wondering, I don’t plan to be gone again until October, probably.
We are continuing today our study of the Psalms. By the second week of September we will have looked at a total of 8 Psalms, and I hope that God has been speaking to you through this study. All 150 Psalms would be worth preaching on, of course, but I’ve tried to select some of the ones that are the richest with doctrine, and are representative of some of the different categories of Psalms that we find. Now we turn to Psalm 110. Listen, this is God’s Holy Word:
The Lord says to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
We’ve come to the end of this particular study in the Psalms (we may return to individual Psalms at some point), and it seems fitting, makes the most sense that we would end with the final Psalm in the book, Psalm 150. It’s not a very long Psalm, and it should be fairly familiar to us. Let’s read it together:
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens!
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds;
praise him according to his excellent greatness!
3 Praise him with trumpet sound;
We continue today our looking at this great treasury that is the Psalms. We’ve looked specifically at 1, 2, 51, and today 90, and I hope that if that study hasn’t already inspired you to dive more deeply into the whole book, I pray that it will. I’ve said several times how great it is to just live in the Psalms. In them we find so many great truths, such solid doctrine. If you’re one that likes to look ahead, we have four more weeks, and in those we will hear from 110, 114, 22, and finally, on September 8, 150.