Reading Psalms – Week 5

This week’s reading probably crosses into a new month or season containing Week #5 of Reading the Psalms Day 29 Psalm 49 Day 30 Psalm 50 Day 31 Psalm 51 Day 32 Psalm 52-54 Day 33 Psalm 55 Day 34 Psalm 56-57 Day 35 Psalm 58-59 As we enter...

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Psalm 48 — Sons of Korah

Day 28: This composition of the Sons of Korah might be considered traditional. It is a song for joyfulness and a Psalm for reverence, and according to expositor Dr. Lightfoot, it was the constant and ordinary Psalm for the second day of the week. Psalm 48...

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Psalm 47 — Sons of Korah

Day 28 calls forth rousing worship and celebration for a victorious God. It is a song for the Sons of Korah. The Message version (vv. 1-9) captures the spirit: Applause, everyone. Bravo, bravissimo! Shout God-songs at the top of your lungs! God Most High is stunning, astride land and...

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Psalm 46 — Sons of Korah

28 ends with a theme of confidence in God. The song includes an invitation to “see the works of the Lord” through his mighty acts of deliverance. Then there is an exhortation to “Be still, and know….” Psalm 46 The Message interpretation closes with this: Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,...

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Psalm 45 — Sons of Korah

Who doesn’t love a love song? Day 27 presents us with A Song of Love. This adoration of the Lord is also an expression for the Bride, and more… Psalm 45 Read The Message version also.

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Psalm 44 — Sons of Korah

Another contemplation closes the reading for Day 26. This one elicits the memory and recounts the mighty works of the Lord. And it also includes some complaint and entreaty for his intervention. Psalm 44 Spurgeon comments Some Israelitish patriot fallen on evil times, sings in mingled faith and sorrow,...

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Psalm 43

Day 26 begins with what could be a continuation or supplement to the 42nd Psalm. It is attributed to David by Matthew Henry… Psalm 43 1 Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men. 2 For you are...

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Psalm 42 — Sons of Korah

The second psalm of Day 25 is a contemplation intended to instruct and edify. This one begins with a very familiar verse used in modern worship music. Psalm 42 “Only the living God can satisfy the thirst we have for His spirit. He has sent his Son to be...

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Psalm 41 — David

Day 25 opens with a prayer for those who remember to bless the poor. Psalm 41 There are five books/divisions in the Book of Psalms. Each book ends with a doxology; a short hymn of praise to God. This Psalm ends Book One. The doxologies that follow are 72,...

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Psalm 40 — David

Have you ever said in frustration, “This is the pits!”? But when you looked at the big picture, nothing compared to God’s faithfulness in bringing you up and out? Day 24 presents some passages that again point to the redemptive work of Christ. Psalm 40 1 I waited patiently for...

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