Psalms that have impacted my life

Psalm 71 While most commentaries suggest that this psalm was written by David the fact is we do not know, however, because the first two verses are identical to Psalm 31 which was written by David suggests that David wrote this psalm. The title of this Psalm is “God the rock of Salvation”, The use […]

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Psalm 3  Part 2 In these troubled times, it is good to be reminded that we are not alone and have to fight our battles alone. I am reminded of one of the last words that Jesus said to His disciples “All authority has been given to me in heaven and in the earth and […]

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Psalm 3 The title of this Psalm is “The Lord helps His troubled people”, we live in a very troubled world, there is so much ungodliness reported worldwide, so it is good to look to God’s word for encouragement. In this psalm, David was facing one of his greatest challengers, his son Absolom was trying […]

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Psalm 84 Part 6 I have been so blessed as I have considered the message of this Psalm, how great it is being in the house of the Lord! In recent times there has been a major attack on the church by the god of this world. We have experienced a complete shutdown of the […]

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Psalm 84  Part 5 It is good to be reminded that “ The entrance of Your words gives light” (Psalm 119: 130), Reading God’s word can have such a powerful impact on our lives if we allow God’s inspiration to change us. Psalm 84 is no exception, the words of this ‘song’ are so inspirational […]

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Psalm 84 Part 4 As we continue with this Psalm I am in awe of the Sons of Korah and how they express their experience of living in the Lord’s presence. In Verse 7 the result of being in His presence is reinforced for it says “They go from strength to strength; every one of […]

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Psalm 84 Part 3 The message of this psalm is such encouragement from the Lord and it challenges us to reassess our focus on Godly living. So that we can experience what God desires for us all the time. I realise how easy it is for us to be side-tracked from making the Lord first […]

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Psalm 84 Part 2 As we continue with this psalm I am enthralled and inspired by the psalmist for his passion for the House of the Lord. I am challenged by his desire to experience the presence of the Lord, I believe it is a timely reminder not to allow the pressures of life to […]

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Psalms That Have Impacted My Life

Psalm 84 This Psalm is unique in the fact that it was written by the sons of Korah, the sons of Korah were part of the tribe of Levi who was set apart to be priests and ministers in the Tabernacle. If you were born into the tribe of Levi you had no choice but […]

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Psalm 91 Part 4 As we come to the final section of this Psalm it talks about the reward that comes to the person who ‘Dwells in the secret place of the Most High ’. It is good to remember that God is a good God and if He looks after the sparrow and we […]

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Psalm 91 Part 3 This next section of the Psalm gives the detail of the protection of the Lord to all who have chosen to live close to Him. Verse 9 says “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your habitation!” This verse defines our relationship with the […]

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Psalm 91  Part 2 As we continue with this psalm we see the continuing benefit of abiding in the presence of the Lord. Verse 3 says: “Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and the perilous pestilence!  This is a definite statement, not a suggestion – it is something that will […]

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Psalm 91 I am encouraged by the title of this psalm “Safety in abiding in the presence of God”. This is such a profound truth that unfortunately many people never understand and because of this never make the effort to live in God’s presence. Verse 1 says: “He who dwells in the secret place of […]

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Psalm 19   Part 5 This psalm has been so inspiring and also challenging as we have considered the revelation of the Lord through His creation and His word. Verse 11 says: “Moreover by them, your servant is warned, and in keeping them is great reward”. Sometimes we forget how by living by God’s word we […]

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Psalm 19 Part 4 As we continue with this psalm it is good to be reminded of the purpose for this psalm, David wrote it with the express purpose of revealing the true nature of the Lord. This is something that we need to do regularly because at times we take for granted His great […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life!

Psalm 19 Part 3 It has been so encouraging to be reminded of the greatness of our God through His creation, now we come to another aspect of that greatness. Verse 7 says: “The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple”. This […]

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Psalm 19 Part 2 I am so encouraged by the reason for this psalm – to reveal the Lord! As I have reflected on this  I realise that there were times when I desired something spectacular to happen in the church to make the church attractive to the world. This psalm reminds us of what […]

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Psalm 19 While there are many reasons why the many Psalmists wrote their various psalms, Psalm 19 is very unique. The title of this psalm is “The Perfect Revelation of the Lord”, so it will be with great interest to see how David achieves this in this psalm. David does not try to use something […]

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Psalm 46 Part 5 Now we come to the final two verses of this great Psalm and they say: “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth; the Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge”. […]

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Psalm 46  Part 4 Now we come to this section of Psalm 46, verses 8 -9 which have a powerful message and flow with the ongoing truth of the Psalm. Psalm 46 has so much truth to reflect on and I am reminded how easy it is to read God’s word but do not take […]

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Psalm 46 Part3 The next section of Psalm 46 consists of 4 verses and these verses are verse 4 through to verse 7 which have a theme of “God is in the midst of His people”. It continues with the truth that God is always present in us, despite what our external situation is. Verse […]

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Psalm 46  Part 2 As we continue with this truth “God Is” I have realised while we can know a lot about God – in fact, it is so easy to quote scriptures but deep down we do not expect God to work miraculously. We have become very comfortable in expecting God not to act […]

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Psalm 46 Two days ago I celebrated 8 years ago the love of my life went to heaven, while am so glad for her enjoying the presence of her Lord, there have been times when I have missed her so much. There is a song by Bethel Music that has been so helpful to me, […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life.

Psalm 1 Part 3 As we come to the third week of the new year I want to complete Psalm 1 which I commenced at the end of last year. This psalm is so relevant to the world in which we live because it declares that while God desires to bless this psalm is very […]

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Psalm 1 Part 2 In the previous blog, we looked at that although God wants to bless us it is not without certain conditions. He is very clear that certain behaviour stops Him from blessing us. Now we look at the attitude that pleases God and God blesses people with that attitude. Verse 2 says: […]

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Psalm 1 The title of this Psalm is “The way of the righteous and the end of the ungodly”. This psalm is unusual in the fact that it declares God’s plan for our lives and the result if we live by His way or reject His way of living. The starting point is that we […]

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Psalm 100 Part 3 There is nothing more fulfilling than to be a thankful person, being thankful is an attitude of the heart and the choices that we make. The psalmist demonstrates this by the way that he talks and his attitude to living a life of thankfulness. This is an area of living in […]

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Psalm 100 Part 2 While the bible does not record who wrote this song of thanksgiving whoever wrote it was passionate about their Lord. This is a wonderful way to live, to be always reminding ourselves of the many blessings that we receive and experience all the time. There is a danger that if we […]

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Psalm 100 The title of this psalm is “A song of praise for the Lord’s faithfulness to His people”, and now is a perfect time to remind ourselves of it and turn our focus to it. We live at a time where the god of this world (Satan) has tricked so many of God’s people […]

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Psalm 51 Part 4 After David requested that God would change him, he wondered how God would treat him now that he had committed such a great sin. In Verse 11 he askes the Lord not to cast him away from his presence. He considered living in God’s presence and having a relationship with his Lord […]

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Psalm 51  Part 3 In this psalm, David warns of our sinful nature – we were born sinners. Understanding this is not an excuse for us to sin but a warning of something that we need to guard against. This is why it is so important not to be dominated by our instincts and keep reminding […]

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Psalm 51 Part 2 In this psalm, we see the true character of David and as we look at his response to God for the sin that he had committed, there are many lessons for us to learn. We need to understand the biblical meaning of repentance, in the Old Testament it means to “turn around” […]

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Psalm 51 Before I look at this psalm in detail, because of the uniqueness of the psalm and its message it is important to look at the background and reason for this psalm. The story is found in  2 Samuel chapters 11 & 12 and there are many issues for us to consider. It goes like […]

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Psalm 24 Part 4 As we come to the last 4 verses I have been continually impacted by this psalm. Verse 10  says: “Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies”. This verse expresses a significant truth, when David’s enemy came he did not cry out for […]

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Psalm 27 Part 3 In this psalm, David confidently expresses his passion and love for his Lord. As I write this blog yesterday was father’s day and this has reminded me of the impact that my father had on my life. Although he has been in heaven for over 47 years I am still impacted […]

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Psalm 27  Part 2 As I am drawn to this psalm of David I am encouraged by David’s boldness in verse 3, where he declares his confidence in the Lord. He was not put off by the circumstances of life which in the natural looked like a major problem. He was not affected by it because […]

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Psalm 27 In my bible, the title of this Psalm is “An exuberant declaration of faith” by David, which gives a glimpse of the character of David. When David was anointed king over Israel as a young person  God had said “The Lord had sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the […]

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Psalm 92 Part 2 As we come to the second part of this Psalm these are the verses that have so impacted my life and my relationship with the Lord, especially over the last 7 years. The verses are verses 12-15 which say: “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life

Psalm 92 This Psalm (song) was written to be sung on the Sabbath day to remind the people of God’s goodness and the importance of setting apart time to rest from our many labours. The principle of setting a day aside to rest starts with God at the time of creation. However, the god of […]

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Psalms that have impacted my life

Introduction As I commence this new series of blogs I believe very strongly  I am following the Spirit’s leading in what the Lord wants me to write. I trust what I write will have very little natural information but expose my unstoppable passion to know God in a more intimate way which affects every part […]

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