Psalms

Commentary on the Psalms

You made me as strong as a mountain

God allowed David to undergo many trials and hardships. One might suppose that if David had remained a shepherd, his life would have been much easier. But Jehovah anointed him, at least in a token way. His anointing occurred when Israel’s judge, Samuel, poured fragrant oil upon the shepherd boy’s head, signifying he had been chosen by God. God’s spirit began to work upon David, and [...]

2024-04-30T08:39:33-04:00April 29th, 2024|Categories: Psalms|

Psalms #29 – Give Jehovah the glory due his name

“Give Jehovah his due, you sons of mighty ones, give Jehovah his due for his glory and strength. Give Jehovah the glory due his name. Bow down to Jehovah in holy adornment.” What do you give to the man who has everything? That is an oft-used expression. Of course, there is no man (or woman) who has everything. True, some people may have more money [...]

2023-04-09T08:46:47-04:00December 28th, 2022|Categories: Psalms|

Psalms #28- Bringing salvation to his anointed one

Most Christians presently living in the Western world---otherwise known as the realm of Christendom---have not really faced persecution. Here in America, the last episode of persecution was back in the 1930s and 40s. But even then it was rather localized and the federal government actually protected the rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Numerous Supreme Court decisions were handed down in favor of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Rather than out-in-the-open, [...]

2022-12-27T13:38:51-05:00December 25th, 2022|Categories: Psalms|

Psalms #27 – Jehovah is my light and my salvation

“Jehovah is my light and my salvation. Whom should I fear? Jehovah is the stronghold of my life. Whom should I dread?” Mankind is enslaved by the fear of death and the Devil uses our fear of death to manipulate and coerce us. The recent Covid pandemic is an example. The authorities led the world to believe that the epidemic was much more lethal than it [...]

2022-12-23T11:49:56-05:00November 30th, 2022|Categories: Psalms|

Psalms #26 – O Jehovah, refine my innermost thoughts and my heart

Imagine that you go to see a physician for a routine check-up and get some tests and lab work done. The doctor looks over all of your test results and informs you that you have a few serious issues, like high cholesterol and your blood sugar levels are not normal. You would be happy to know that you have these potentially harmful issues so that you [...]

2022-10-25T13:36:24-04:00October 25th, 2022|Categories: Psalms|

Psalms #25 – My God, I trust in you

“To you, O Jehovah, I turn.  My God, I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame. Do not let my enemies gloat over me.” In “God We Trust" became the official motto of the United States back in 1956 and the slogan appears on all US currency, which oddly enough is not really owned by the people of the United States but [...]

2022-10-18T09:36:40-04:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Psalms|

Psalms #24 – Who is he, this glorious King?

“To Jehovah belong the earth and everything in it, the productive land and those dwelling on it. For he has solidly fixed it on the seas and firmly established it on the rivers.” — Psalms 24:1-2 The opening stanza of the 24 Song is not hyperbole. It is a declaration of ownership. As the Creator, Jehovah is the sole owner of the earth and all life [...]

2022-10-15T10:57:32-04:00October 14th, 2022|Categories: Psalms|

Psalms #23 – Jehovah is my Shepherd

The 23rd Psalm is probably the most popular and beloved Psalm in the entire collection. Its simplicity and imagery are very moving. Too bad the translators of the original English translations did not see fit to use God’s personal name like the Hebrew in which it was composed. “Jehovah is my shepherd” is even more personal and impactful.  David, of course, was a shepherd boy. He [...]

2022-10-11T11:06:21-04:00October 10th, 2022|Categories: Psalms|

Psalms #22 – My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

One of the last things Jesus said before he breathed his last breath is what was recorded a thousand years before in the opening verse of the 22nd Psalm: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” It is impossible for a person who has been steeped in the phony trinity theology of the churches to grasp the significance of Jesus’ anguished cry. The simple [...]

2022-10-03T12:57:46-04:00October 2nd, 2022|Categories: Psalms|

Psalms #21 – Your right hand will find those hating you

David’s ascension to kingship was a long and trialsome affair. He was first anointed by Samuel when he was a mere teenager. Jehovah’s spirit came upon him and moved him to go out onto the battlefield against the Philistine hulk named Goliath armed only with a slingshot. After he gained national prominence he was persecuted by king Saul and was forced to live as a fugitive [...]

2022-09-30T15:12:19-04:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Psalms|
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