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Psalter 336 – Watching and Eager Longing

This month we turn to Psalm 119:121-128 as it is versified in Psalter number 336. This passage follows the pattern of Psalm 119 in speaking about the statutes or laws of God. This section focuses on the truth that we are servants of God. David shows here how through mercy God teaches us His statutes. […]

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Psalter 106 – Chastened Submission

We return this month to Psalm 39 and look at verses 7-13. We remember how last month we looked at the frailty of life and the importance of not focusing on earthly things. We proceed then to learning submission to the will of God. The Psalm returns to a discussion of prayer to God. There […]

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Psalter 104 – The Frailty of Life

How do we live our lives? Do we think that we can worry about spiritual things later, when we get older? After all, we have a long life ahead of us, don’t we? We tend to think this way. Then we hear of someone that God takes to be with Him at a young age. […]

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Psalter 310 – Redemption and Grateful Love

I LOVE THE LORD.” This is the confession of God’s people, a confession spoken from a sincere heart. This is the theme for the Psalmist in this Psalter versification of Psalm 116:1-11. We see in this passage that our love of God is rooted in thankfulness to God for mercifully hearing our requests. This mercy […]

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Psalter 325 – Instruction in the Divine Law

How do we live our lives? This is the subject at hand this month in this Psalter versification of Psalm 119:33-40. The title of the Psalter is “Instruction in the Divine Law.” We know that Psalm 119 has as its focus the law of God; in this the fifth section, we find the call to […]

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Psalter 272 – Affliction and Appeal

We return this month to a versification of Psalm 102. Last month we looked at the middle section of the Psalm (verses 12-22) where we found comfort in the deliverance of God from our afflictions. We now go backwards to look at the depth of affliction and sorrow. The comfort of this passage comes at […]

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Psalter 273 – The Deliverance of Zion

“The Deliverance on Zion” is the title of the Psalter versification to which we turn this month. This versification comes from Psalm 102:12-22 and emphasizes the always-present help of our God. God’s attributes of immutability and of His eternity are discussed in this passage. We shall look at when and how God protects His people. […]

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Psalter 64 – Spiritual Aspirations

“Lord, I lift my soul to Thee.” This is the opening of Psalter number 64. This versification of Psalm 25 immediately reminds us to whom we must go in prayer. We do not go to God with just our minds but our whole soul! Throughout this Psalter versification we are reminded of our need to […]

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Psalter 268 — Thanksgiving and Praise

Make a Joyful noise unto the Lord! Psalm 100 begins this way and this is the Psalter versification which we consider this month. Although Psalm 100 is quite short with only 5 verses, there are many truths to be found in this passage. The theme is praise to God, but included is the truth of […]

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Psalter 306 – The Glory and Condescension of God

The Glory and Condescension of God—what a beautiful combination to describe our God. We would think that the glorious God would not condescend to us, but we know that He does. We reflect in this Psalm and Psalter versification on the sovereignty of God as He controls all things. As we think on the glory […]

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Psalter 229 – Days in the Sanctuary

Oh, how I long to dwell in the Lord’s house! This is the theme of David in this Psalter versification of Psalm 84.We are reminded of how glorious it is to dwell with God. God cares for His own and protects them. We also reflect on the great joy and blessings that are found when […]

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Psalter 27 – God the Highest Good

Our highest good is God! This what David desires to teach us in this Psalm. We are led by the confidence of David to also put our trust in God. We see that there are many difficulties and sorrows in life but God remains our strength. This Psalm then goes on to speak of the […]

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Psalter 249 — The Reward of Perfect Trust

This month we continue to look at Psalm 91 using the versification of the second part of the Psalm, Psalter 249. This Psalter versification is entitled “The Reward of Perfect Trust.” We are reminded of the importance of putting our trust in God and believing that He will always care for us. We looked last […]

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Psalter 248 – Overshadowing Protection

We turn this month to Psalter 248 which is a versification of the first eight verses of Psalm 91. This Psalter is entitled Overshadowing Protection which reflects the emphasis of this Psalm. We are reminded that though troubles beset us on many sides God will always be our protector. We also see in this Psalm […]

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Psalter 399 – The Excellency of God

We are called upon to extol and ever bless our God in this versification of Psalm 145. The greatness of our God emphasizes our need to praise Him. We see that this glory and honor are due to God by all creatures throughout the ages. The eternal kingdom of God is the glorious fulfillment of […]

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Psalter 11 – Prayer and Protection

We direct our attention to a versification of Psalm 5 this month. This Psalm is a prayer of David which was uttered in a time of distress. It is difficult to determine when David wrote this Psalm because his life was filled with distress. In this Psalter versification we see the need to earnestly seek […]

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Psalter 44 — The Safeguards of Prayer

We turn this month to a versification of Psalm 20 entitled “The Safeguards of Prayer.” This Psalm is believed to be written by David near the end of his life, and reflects what he has learned through his life about prayer and God. We notice in this Psalm the confidence that David has in God’s […]

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Psalter 113 — The Friend of the Poor

We turn this month to the only versification of Psalm 41 in the Psalter. David in this Psalm, as in many others, demonstrates that he is a type of Christ in that he befriends the weak and resists the attacks of enemies, including a betrayal by a friend. This Psalm speaks about the faithfulness of […]

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Psalter 402 — Reasons for Praise

O sing ye Hallelujah!! We are again called to praise our God in this versification of Psalm 147. We raise our voices to God in thanksgiving for all that He has done for us. This is good and pleasant. God builds up His church and gathers in His elect people. For this we raise our […]

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Psalter 387— Our Only Saviour

Our Only Saviour, what an appropriate title for this versification of Psalm 142! We are again reminded that we must trust in God alone and He will preserve us. This Psalm was written when David was fleeing from Saul and hiding in a cave. Saul continually was seeking to kill David despite the fact that […]

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Psalter 116 – Remembrance of God

We go to Psalm 42 this time and contemplate the words of Psalter 116. The title of this Psalm, Remembrance of God, leads us to the truths expressed in this Psalm. We are to remember God as our strength at all times, but especially in times of despair. The first stanza of this Psalter speaks […]

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Psalter 190 – Trustful Entreaty and Praise

We come to a Psalter number that puts our focus on trusting in God in all our life. There are many of these in the Psalter as it seems we need frequent reminders to put our trust in God and not ourselves. The first stanza of this versification of Psalm 71 has us put our […]

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Psalter 383— The Lord Our Maker

The Lord Our Maker is the appropriate title for this versification of Psalm 139. In the very first line, we are reminded that we owe everything to our God and that we are nothing. We are called to give constant praise to God for fashioning us in His infinite wisdom. The fact that God created […]

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Psalter 7 – Quieting Thoughts

When we sing Psalter number 7 we are reminded that God has set His love upon His faithful people. God blesses His people for calling on Him in prayer and serving Him in our lives. We are called in God’s word to live a life glorifying to God and to be holy. This life consists […]

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Psalter 42— Love for God’s Word

We hear the law of God read every Sunday to remind us of the requirement to live lives holy and acceptable to God. This versification of Psalm 19 also reminds us of how precious God’s law is to our lives. As the first stanza shows us, the law of God is perfect. What could be […]

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