Psalm 44: A Psalm of National Lament

Psalms is a book of prayer. It is also a book of praise and worship. The book of Psalms is also a chronicle of lament, filled with crying out to God, individually and corporately. Psalms of prayer and lament are quite common in the Book of Psalms. Some well-known psalms featuring laments are Psalms 12, … Continue reading Psalm 44: A Psalm of National Lament

Finding Joy Worshipping in the Presence of the Lord

As we continue to look at prayer in the Book of Psalms, we turn to Psalm 84. Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the Lord God is a sun … Continue reading Finding Joy Worshipping in the Presence of the Lord

Psalm Saturday: Psalm 49 Devotional

In this wisdom psalm, reflecting on the problem that the prosperity of the wicked presents, the writer asserts that he will not fear the rich enemies threatening him. He sees that many ungodly people enjoy many material blessings. Despite their wealth, the writer observes that they are only men who, like everyone else, will die … Continue reading Psalm Saturday: Psalm 49 Devotional