Category Archives: Psalms

May 23: Defining Characteristics of the “Righteous”

Read Psalm 1:1-6 “Righteous” and “wicked”…Those are powerful, perhaps even emotionally charged words.  Used incorrectly, they become prideful words of superiority and demeaning words of inferiority.  But the Bible uses those terms.  Used biblically, “righteous” describes the person who, by … Continue reading

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April 30: The Lord Is My Shepherd

Read Psalm 23 (An interpretation of Psalm 23 based on Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and biblos.com.) The LORD pastures and tends the flock in which I belong. He rules it and is my constant overseer and companion. I lack nothing. I … Continue reading

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January 3: Resolutions of Gratitude

Read Psalm 116:1-19 “What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?”  (v. 12) That is a good question that deserves a thoughtful response.  Anything you might choose to give in return will be inadequate in … Continue reading

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January 1: Fruitful Resolutions

Read Psalm 127:1-5 In vain.  Unsuccessful.  Ineffectual. No one likes the thought of any of those words.  Who wants to invest time that, in the end, is wasted?  Who wants to expend energy that doesn’t count for something?  Who wants … Continue reading

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December 22: Celebrate Jesus with Songs of Praise to God!

Read Psalm 98:1-9 Sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord a song of Praise! What is a celebration without music?  We have music at weddings, parties, birthdays, parades, on TV commercials, and football games.  We are … Continue reading

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November 21: Motivation, Location, and Method

Read Psalm 150:1-6 There is no doubt what this psalmist wanted readers like us to do, right?  He only says it thirteen times!  We are to praise the Lord.  We are to express to Him our heartfelt worship. But beyond … Continue reading

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September 29: God’s Will and His Word

Read Psalm 40:1-17 In this devotional series, we have already examined some of the specific expressions of God’s will.  We have seen that it is God’s will that all be saved.  It is His plan that His children live a … Continue reading

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