Reign of David

…Psalm 118: You are my God, I will Exalt You

Judah’s New King—Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! David is King over All Israel In a spiritual ceremony David was anointed king over all of Israel. David had been anointed three times—first by Samuel as God directed him, second by the tribe of Judah, and now by all of the nation. One of […]

…Psalm 47: Stability, Security, Rest

In this psalm, verses 13, 14 are a pictures describing the provisions of God for His people: stability, security, and rest.  The world seeks after these provisions, but should be looked for in the places where God means for them to be found.  Mount Zion represents stability.  All other mountains will one day be shaken and […]

…Psalm 105: The HOLY SPIRIT, our Guide and Comforter

“Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” -Romans 8:14 For us, the cloud that guided Israel, is the place of the Holy Spirit in our lives.   What the cloud was to Israel–the Holy Spirit is to us.  In times of  ”heat”,  He overshadows… in times of  ”darkness” He gives us light. […]

…Psalm 96: Sing to the Lord a New Song!

Do we ever consider that The Lord might be asking of us  ”a new song.”    He never wants our praised of  Him to become old or stale… or to turn it into ritual and routine.  How can we always be ready with a new song?  In Ephesians 5:18-19, it says  “be filled with the […]

…Psalm 89 My Mercy Shall Never Depart!

The Promise of the Coming Messiah–My Mercy Shall Never Depart From You It is God’s covenant with David that would establish God’s kingdom and his throne forever. David’s response reveals the depth of his spiritual insight and the loyalty of his heart to God’s will. The time of the covenant was after David expressed his […]

…Psalm 98 Are We Seeking God’s Direction?

It is a wise king who would gather with his people in the temple for a time of meditation and worship–and together seek God’s direction. For us, scripture declares God’s thoughts,  “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so […]

…Psalm 78 Remember the Past–Don’t Repeat it!

Re-blogged from Dec 2012 With Passover soon approaching, as well as the Easter season for the Christian, it is for the Jew a time of remembering their Exile and God’s faithfulness in bringing them into their own land. There are lessons to be learned from Israel’s past.  If we can also learn from it,  we would better take to heart and […]

…Psalm 95 Where is the Joy?

There is Joy in the Rock of Our Salvation . Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His Name– Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day . Where there is joy there is worship. This psalm has a wonderful progression that brings us right into the […]

…Psalm 9 Defeating the Enemy

God promises to be with us in all situations–in the good times and bad.  His word says in Psalm 46:1: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” God also says, “Do not fear, for I am with you. … I will strengthen you and help you”  Isaiah 41:10. Israel’s constant enemy […]

…Psalm 24 Prepare the Way of the Lord

 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,  nor sworn deceitfully.  He shall receive blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.   Lift up your heads, O you gates!  And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall […]

…Psalm 15 The Kindness of David

O man, what is good,  and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.  David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth—Jonathan’s Son David never forgot his love for Jonathan.  Their’s was a  friendship as deep as life itself.  David was thinking about Jonathan one day and wondered […]

…Psalm 20 Humiliation…

May the Lord answer us in the day of trouble— May He grant us according to our heart’s desire— We will rejoice in your salvation and in the name of our God we will set up our banners! Some trust in chariots, and some in horses—but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. […]

… Psalm 32 David’s Sin and Consequences

“Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death”       James 1:14–15 There are few Old Testament stories that make the kind of impact as David’s sin with Bathsheba.  David, a man God […]

…Psalm 51 Death to David’s Son, Birth of Solomon

And when her mourning for Uhriah was over, David sent and brought Bathsheba to his house  and she became his wife… Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and lay with her.   She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. 2 Samuel 12:24 2 Samuel 12:15:25   David’s intense […]

…Psalm 4 The Suffering of the Godly

The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression–but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.’  -Numbers 14:18 From this time onward, David is finding himself  in one difficulty after another.  Once Satan has been allowed to […]

…Psalm 62 Absalom conspires against his father David

 And Absalom dwelt two full years in Jerusalem, but did not see the king’s face.  – Samuel 14:28   Absalom sent for Joab, “Look, I sent to you, saying, ‘Come here, so that I may send you to the king and say to him, “Why have I come from Geshur? It would have been better for me to be there […]

…Psalm 3: David Escapes from Absalom

If a man does not turn back… If a man does not repent,  the LORD God, he will sharpen His sword. He bends his bow and makes it ready.  – Psalm 7:12 . Absalom lacks any sense of debt or gratitude to his father.  There is absolutely no submission to his father as king. Absalom sees himself […]

… Psalm 61: David Saved by His Underground

 This battle belongs to the Lord! …and He continues to be faithful to David. . PSALM 61    Assurance of God’s Eternal Protection    A Psalm of David. 1     Hear my cry, O God!  Attend to my prayer. 2     From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed;      Lead me to the rock […]

… Psalm 64: David’s Darkest Days

All of what has happened to David is like a horrible dream.  Give Satan one inch and he takes a mile.  It began with one bad choice…  problems upon problems will carry him through the rest of his days. David has sinned by committing adultery with Bathsheba and by having her husband killed—by Joab.  David has repented, […]

… Psalm 65: Making Matters Right

David is once again in Jerusalem, reigning as King of Israel.  It was a long, hard struggle for David as he waited for God to fulfill his promises.  There were a number of years of success as King over Israel, but this success led to carelessness, and ultimately to David’s fall.  The outcome was a great […]

…Psalm 18: David’s Reflections

  As for God, His way is perfect. The word of the Lord is proven, He is a shield to all who trust in Him. This reflection at the end of King David’s reign contains some of his last words and speaks of the hand of God in his life.  It follows in content  with the tradition of earlier psalms […]

…Psalm 36: Man’s Wickedness — God’s Perfection (part 1)

The Census Exodus 30:12:  “When you take the census of the children of Israel for their number, then every man shall give a ransom for himself to the Lord, when you number them, that there may be no plague among them when you number them.” The principle of Exodus 30:12 speaks of God’s ownership of […]

…Psalm 33: Man’s Wickedness — God’s Perfection (part 2)

A place for Sacrifice and Atonement 2 Samuel 24:18-25 18 So Gad came to David that day and said to him, “Go up, erect an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.” 19 David went up according to the word of Gad, just as the LORD had commanded. 20 Araunah […]

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