Psalm 061

Introduction Psalms 54 to 60 were similar to one another because each of them was a lamentation written by David when he was faced with enemies. And some of those psalms made clear in their title that they were inspired by the time when David was hiding from Saul who wanted to take his life: … Continue reading Psalm 061

1 Kings 11

Introduction For ten chapters we've been reading about Solomon's reign. In chapter 1 we read of how David gave instructions for Solomon to be crowned king in his place. And in chapter 2 we had David's charge to Solomon and we read how David instructed the new king to be strong and to walk in … Continue reading 1 Kings 11

Psalm 060

Introduction You may have noticed that Psalms 54 to 60 are similar in that each of them are lamentations in which David called on the Lord for help because of his enemies. In Psalm 54, he complained that strangers were attacking him, ruthless men who sought his life. In Psalm 55, he cried to the … Continue reading Psalm 060

Psalm 059

Introduction If you take a look at the title for today's psalm, you'll see that it was inspired by the events recorded for us in 1 Samuel 19 which we were studying last Sunday morning. According to the title, this psalm was written in connection with the time when Saul sent men to watch David's … Continue reading Psalm 059

Psalm 058

Introduction Do you ever feel that life is unfair and that wicked people are able to do wicked things and get away with it? That those who try to live uprightly are downtrodden and disregarded, whereas the wicked proper and succeed? Well, if you feel that life is unfair -- that life is unjust -- … Continue reading Psalm 058

Psalm 057

Introduction I began last week by saying that last week's psalm was yet another psalm of lament. Well, today's psalm is yet another psalm of lament, when the psalmist calls on the Lord for help because of the trouble he's in. And like last week's psalm, Psalm 57 ends with a vow to praise the … Continue reading Psalm 057

Psalm 056

Introduction Today we have yet another psalm of lament in which the psalmist cries to the Lord for help because of the trouble he's in. And I think I'm mentioned this before, but the fact that so many of the psalms are lamentations is a reminder to us that our life in this world is … Continue reading Psalm 056