The Lord’s Delight

The Lord takes delight in his people! Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song,      his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;      let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Let them praise his name with…

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Praise from Above and Below

Why do things above and below praise the Lord?   Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD from the heavens;      praise him in the heights above. Praise him, all his angels;      praise him, all his heavenly hosts. Praise him, sun and moon;      praise him, all you shining stars….

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David the fearful man of God

David might be God’s chosen King, but he had a fearful human heart, just as you or I do.   1Sam. 21:10    That day David fled from Saul and went to Achish king of Gath.  11 But the servants of Achish said to him, “Isn’t this David, the king of the land? Isn’t he…

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The Powerful Lover

God’s powerful love is a powerful reason for us to praise him. “Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God,      how pleasant and fitting to praise him! The LORD builds up Jerusalem;      he gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and…

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From Lament to Victory

Lament has now turned to Victory through Jesus’ dead and resurrection.  PSALM 145 A psalm of praise. Of David. 1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. 2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever….

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Like a Stray Sheep

Do you feel like a stray sheep?  PSALM 119:1-8 & 169-176 Aleph 1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. 2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— 3 they do no wrong but follow his ways….

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Recognising Royalty

Do you know how to recognise royalty? PSALM 110 Of David. A psalm. 1 The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” 2 The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of your…

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Trembling before the Lord

PSALM 97 1 The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice. 2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side. 4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees…

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