Psalm 118 – Hallelujah! Hosanna!

Psalm 118 – Hallelujah! Hosanna!  Psalm 118 concludes the Hallel Psalms with a communal song of joyful thanksgiving. It celebrates the steadfast love of the Lord and leads the company of the redeemed in a festal procession up to the altar. The psalmist drew on Moses, echoes the prophets, and inspired Jesus and the apostles.

Psalm 110 – Awaiting the King

Psalm 110 – Awaiting the King  Like a symphony orchestra building to a climax, the Psalter moves to this magnificent proclamation. The exaltation and triumph of the Messiah celebrated in Psalm 110 must be seen in the light of the experience of the cross.

This is not an easy psalm and my meditation on Psalm 110 requires an open Bible and the reader’s diligence. May the Lord bless your meditation on Psalm 110.

 

Psalm 108 – Covenant Victory

Psalm 108 – Covenant Victory  There is something to be said for the emotional relief of a steadfast heart and a melody of praise. The expectation and experience of deliverance releases within the soul of the psalmist the spiritual endorphins of praise. David’s exuberance can hardly be contained. The psalmist shouts, “Awake, my soul!”

Psalm 107 – A Covenant Homecoming

Psalm 107 – A Covenant Homecoming  Psalm 107 describes four desperate situations: wanderers in a desert wasteland, prisoners chained in a dungeon, fools wasting away because of their rebellious ways, and sea-faring merchants caught in a storm. The Lord in his unfailing love is powerful to save.

A word to the reader: For a couple of years now I have been working and writing on the Psalms. I got started on this Psalm project for personal and pastoral reasons. Personally, I felt I needed a better grasp of the Psalms; pastorally, I’m convinced that the Church would benefit greatly from turning to the Psalms as a resource for what it means to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Let us pray and work to that end.  

Doug Webster, dwebster@samford.edu