Much like Israel, in Psalm 80, the United States is in a period of spiritual apathy and gross sin. The embracing of moral anarchy, in this nation, has produced abortions, additions, child abuse, sexual exploitation, greed, lust, materialism, homosexuality, and violence. As a result, there is a renewed call to repent. God's people must pray for restoration and revival. We must weep over the condition of this nation and cry out to God to deliver us.
We live in a time when people and things that seem enduring are gone like a puff of smoke. We have gone from one crisis to the next and it has resulted in destabilization that has taken a psychological toll on many. People are looking and scrambling for stability… for an anchor upon which to hold. What or who can we count on when everything else has failed? Psalm 93 is a song of God’s Majesty. By embracing the majesty of God, we find a constant in the chaos upon which we can anchor.
What is worship? How do we prepare for worship? Who is the priority in worship?
Scripture describes life as journey and on this journey every persons comes to a crossroad. Upon coming to that crossroad, you must make a decision… which way will you go? One way leads to the Kingdom of God. The other way leads to the Kingdom of Satan. One way is a wide road that leads to destruction and the other way is a narrow road that leads to life and blessing. In Psalm 1, we are presented with two ways — the way of the righteous or the way of the wicked. .
Psalm 82 is a lament over injustice and God’s rebuke of unjust leaders who cause the foundations of society to be shaken.
Psalm 37 offers real wisdom and perspective on why the wicked prosper and the righteous suffer. This psalm is a song to trust the judgment and salvation of God.
This is a very personal hymn of joy that focuses on the goodness of the Lord.
Psalm 5 is a prayer for protection from deception. Only before the true God will we find the truth and be defended from the deception of Satan and his cronies.
The message of Psalm 4 is as follows: having cried out to God for help, the psalmist warned his enemies not to sin against God by wronging him, because God had set him apart in protective care, a fact that caused him to rejoice in the face of opposition.
Psalm 3 is a confident prayer of the king who had fled from the palace and was surrounded by enemies. In spite of innumerable adversaries who were convinced that he had no hope, David, found God’s safety and protection through the night and thereby had confidence in His ultimate deliverance. We too contend with the terror of the night and the terror of the day. Every morning when we awake, the choice stands before us: fear or faith?
During this time of quarantine, many are experiencing feelings or emotions of loneliness. In Psalm 42, the psalmist provides help for dealing with loneliness.
Today, the world has fallen under attack from irrationalism and relativism. The moral foundations have fallen. Psalm 11 shows the believer what to do when the foundations crumble.
But we see Jesus... This phrase means more than to simply look at Jesus. It means to look at Him with understanding. To see Jesus on the cross is to see Him as the Suffering God, the Savior, the Sanctifier, the Satan-Conquerer, the Slave Redeemer, and the Sympathizer.
Asaph records the feelings of every person in the middle of a crisis. These feelings are recorded as six questions to which he seeks the answers. So, while in a time of crisis, we are going to see Asaph did to overcome these feelings and gain confidence in times of crisis.
In Psalm 13, David offers up a prayer to God in which He expresses his personal struggles as he experiences very difficult circumstances. While we do not know the specific circumstances to which David refers, his prayer is nonetheless timely in light of our current situation. I believe that Psalm 13 is the perfect example of how we can pray in difficult times…