Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Psalm 9

Psalm 9 is done! One more after this, and then it will be time to sum up the last 5 posts... wish me luck on that again! Psalm 9, fortunately, it a bit longer than Psalm 8 was, so it might actually take up some room on the page this time.


1 I will praise You, O Lord, with all my heart;
     I will tell of all Your wonders.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in You;
     I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

Praise the Lord with everything you have - from your soul to your heart. He deserves our worship as no one else does. Rejoice in His name, for He has breathed the breath of life into us, and has saved us from eternal death. Spill our praise to the King of all the universe!

3 My enemies turn back;
     they stumble and perish before You.
4 For You have upheld my right and my cause;
     You have sat on Your throne, judging righteously.
5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked;
     You have blotted out their name for ever and ever.
6 Endless ruin have overtaken the enemy,
     You have uprooted their cities;
     even the memory of them has perished.

God has thrust away all, as he hates it. The wicked stand no chance whatsoever against the God who created the very earth on which they stand! None of them can face the Lord, and they will truly perish forever and ever, while those who come to the Lord can be saved and live with God forever through Christ. All mention of the unapologetic sinners will be washed away, never to be seen again. It is only in the name of God that we can stand firm.

7 The Lord reigns forever;
     He has established His throne for judgement.
8 He will judge the world in righteousness;
     He will govern the people with justice.
9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
     a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know Your name will trust in You,
     for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.

The Lord has reigned since before time, and He will continue to do so forever. He judges, but He does so righteously. Whatever the outcome, it is as it should be, God saves the weary and troubled - He shelters the poor and weak. All who call upon His name and put their trust in Him may seek a home in Him. He never turns down or forsakes a needy soul that seeks Him.

11 Sing praises to the Lord enthroned in Zion;
     proclaim among the nations what He has done.
12 For He who avenges blood remembers;
     He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.

Sing out your praises to the Lord, for He deserves them. Tell all about the almighty God, so that they may also hear about Him and be saved. Not only does He save us, but He actually hears our calls for help! We, a small insignificant people, can call out to the creator of the universe and He will not ignore our cries of help.

13 O Lord, see how my enemies persecute me!
     Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may declare Your praises
     in the gates of the Daughter of Zion
     and there rejoice in Your salvation.
15 The nations have fallen into the pit they have dug;
     their feet are caught in the net they have hidden.
16 The Lord is known by His justice;
     the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.

Praise the Lord for every moment, for He has saved us from eternal death. He died to carry our sins from us, so that we may go to heaven and live forever with God. If that doesn't count as 'saving', then I do not know what does. As stated in the previous verses of Psalm 7, the people have dug their own traps. Don't try to blame others and call them out on their sin, for have you not sinned also? Our God is righteous and watches over us with justice in His eyes - no matter how hard you try to divert blame for your sins, He always knows what you have done.

17 The wicked return to the grave,
     all nations that forget God.
18 But the needy will not always be forgotten,
     nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.

19 Arise, O Lord, let not man triumph;
     let the nations be judged in Your presence.
20 Strike them with terror, O Lord;
     let the nations know they are but men.

These four short verses are mainly just a reprise of the first 16. All who choose not to believe and follow God will eventually disappear from all memory, while those who love God and want His love and mercy will live forever with Him.
Just look around for a minute, and you will see thousands of God's creations - not one we could possibly match. Some try to stand up against God, but can anyone ever possibly do so?  For the Lord is Lord of all, while we are but human.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Psalm 8

This one got finished much quicker than the other ones! Don't worry, that doesn't mean that it is of less importance, but it is a relatively short verse. Even if it wasn't so short though, I would still not have had much to add. It is rather self-explaining for the most part!


1 O Lord, our Lord,
     how majestic is Your name in all the earth!
  You have set Your glory
     above the heavens.
2 From the lips of children and infants
     You have ordained praise
  because of Your enemies
     to silence the foe and the avenger.

God created this beautiful earth that we live on. He even created us! Does he not deserve all our our glorifying and praise? Whether they be young or old, all bow down and worship the King.

3 When I consider Your heavens,
     the work of Your fingers,
  the moon and the stars,
     which You have set in place,
4 what is man that You are mindful of him,
     the son of man that You care for him?
5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
     and crowned him with glory and honor.

In all of His majesty, God still cares for us and loves us. He created the most beautiful and awe-inspiring things that you could ever imagine - stars, clouds, the universe itself - yet we still matter to Him. He raised us up so that we may worship and love Him.

6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
     you put everything under his feet;
7 all flocks and herds,
     and the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air,
     and the fish of the sea,
     all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,
     how majestic is Yourn name in all the earth!

God made us not only to worship Him, but also to watch over His creations! From land to sea to the air, every creature on this earth, along with the ground that they walk upon, was created by the one true God! Our God truely is majestic and wonderful - just look around, and it is obvious!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Psalm 7

Here goes Psalm 7, enjoy!

1 O Lord my God, I take refuge in You;
     save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 or they will tear me like a lion
     and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this
     and there is guilt on my hands -
4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me
     or without cause have robbed my foe -
5 Then let my enemy pursue and overtake me;
     let him trample my life to the ground
     and make me sleep in the dust.

We find our safety in the Lord. He saves us from everything imaginable - our fears, our enemies, even ourselves. If not for Him, we would be nothing more than scraps on the floor after everything wrong in the world took over us. Many times we ask to be saved from things that do this; however, we too are to blame for harming and tearing other down. We do not want to be beaten and bruised, yet oftentimes we hurt others anyways. If and when this happens, we are no better than our pursues whom we seek shelter from.

6 Arise, O Lord, in your anger;
     rise up against the rage of my enemies.
     Awake, my God; decree justice.
7 Let the assembled peoples gather around You.
     Rule over them from on high;
8    let the Lord judge the peoples.
  Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness,
     according to my integrity, O Most High
9 O righteous God,
     who searches minds and hearts,
  bring to an end the violence of the wicked
     and make the righteous secure.

When we do things that are wrong, God gets mad. He tells us the right things to do, so when we ignore this He is not exactly happy with us. He judges and watches everyone; He can see every part of us. No matter how hard we try to keep some secret or thought away from Him, we never can. He protects the righteous, those who follow and love Him, while the non-believers perish and do not have eternal life with the Father.

10 My shield is God Most High,
     who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a rightous judgem
     a God who expresses His wrath every day.
12 If he does not relent,
     he will sharpen his sword;
     he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
     he makes ready his flaming arrows.

God is our shield - our protection when we are weak and frail. He has saved us - from death - once before, and he continues to watch over us to this day. He judges righteously, even in His mercy and love. We all make mistakes and sin, so we must repent; when we purposely do wrong and do not even ask for forgiveness, that is when God becomes angry, and He judges us so. For even in His love, He must punish us for our wrongdoings.

14 He who is pregnant with evil
     and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
15 He wwho digs a hole and scoops it out
     falls intp the pit he has made.
16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself;
     his violence comes down on his own head.

Evil and trouble --> Disillusionment
Dig hole --> Fall in

The trouble you cause is never worth it in the end, Somehow, someway, it always comes back to bite you. Sometimes you expect it, sometimes it comes as a surprise - either way, it almost always comes. DO not cause violence and trouble to solve your own selfish wants, for you will recieve a worse deal in the end - whether this be here on Earth, or later when the Lord looks upon you.

17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness
     and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

It's as simple as that. Our God is truely righteous, so take the time to thank Him for it. Sing our his name for all the world to hear, that they may also be saved.


And there is Psalm 7! I plan on having Psalm 8 out by the end of next week, so keep checking back to see if I have put it up yet!