Saturday, October 21, 2017

Psalms commentary (2 of 2)

For psalms 1-75:
https://shawncahill.blogspot.com/2015/06/psalms-commentary.html

Last updated: 10/22/17
•Psalms 76:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was composed in Jerusalem.
When: This was composed in 701 BC.
What: Asaph said how God is known for his greatness in Judah.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should recognize that God is great.
•Psalms 76:2
What: Asaph said how God is recognized where he resides in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was present at the temple.
•Psalms 76:3
What: Asaph said how God broke the weapons of war at Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is great (Psa 76:1).
•Psalms 76:4
What: Asaph said how God is greater than warriors on a high mountain.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is great (Psa 76:1).
•Psalms 76:5
What: Asaph said how the brave have now died, unable to use their weapons of war.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is greater (Psa 76:1) than any army of man.
•Psalms 76:6
What: Asaph told God how he can make the chariot with the horse destroyed.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is greater (Psa 76:1) than any army of man.
•Psalms 76:7
What: Asaph said how no one can stand when God is angry, and those he is angry with should be afraid.
Why: This was recorded to show the anger of God is nothing to look forward to.
•Psalms 76:8
What: Asaph told God how he caused those on earth to be still when he brought judgement.
Why: This was recorded to show how great the judgement of God is.
•Psalms 76:9
What: Asaph said the judgement (Psa 76:8) was about God saving his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the wicked should be afraid of meeting God's judgement.
•Psalms 76:10
What: Asaph told God how man's wrath will result in his being praised through his judgement of such (Psa 76:8-9), which will cause their wrath to cease.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will receive praise even when man rebells against him.
•Psalms 76:11
What: Asaph said how people should make vows to God, bring him gifts, and pay their vows.
Why: This was recorded to show ways in which the fear of God can be demonstrated.
•Psalms 76:12
What: Asaph said how God will make the kings of the earth deathly afraid.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of praise.
•Psalms 77:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was composed in Jerusalem.
When: This was composed in 916 BC.
What: Asaph said how God heard him when cried unto him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's hears the prayer if faith.
•Psalms 77:2
What: Asaph said how he sought God all through the night in anguish.
Why: This was recorded to show how earnestly the saints should pursue God.
•Psalms 77:3
What: Asaph said how despite remembering God he was still overwhelmed in trouble.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph cried unto God (Psa 77:1).
•Psalms 77:4
What: Asaph told God how he kept him awake, but he could not speak.
Why: This was recorded to show how much Asaph was troubled.
•Psalms 77:5
What: Asaph said how he considered the past.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can learn much about God's past dealing with people.
•Psalms 77:6
What: Asaph said how he meditated on what he sang at night.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good to consider one's prayers to God.
•Psalms 77:7
What: Asaph asked if God would cast off his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how he considered his prayers (Psa 77:6).
•Psalms 77:8
What: Asaph asked if God promise and mercy are void.
Why: This was recorded to show how he considered his prayers (Psa 77:6).
•Psalms 77:9
What: Asaph asked if God had forgotten to be gracious and merciful.
Why: This was recorded to show how distant he felt from God.
•Psalms 77:10
What: Asaph said how he will remember the past acts of God despite his current trials.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints should not let their trials make them ignore God's past grace shown.
•Psalms 77:11
What: Asaph said how he will remember what Yahweh had done in the past.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember God's past acts.
•Psalms 77:12
What: Asaph told God how he will think about all the things God has done, or is doing.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should consider God's present and future acts.
•Psalms 77:13
What: Asaph said how God's way in the sanctuary, and how no one else is like him.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's is God's way for his people to come to him though a mediator (1 Tim 2:5).
•Psalms 77:14
What: Asaph told God how he shows his strength to the people through wonders.
Why: This was recorded to show how God showed evidence of his willingness to do great acts before the people.
•Psalms 77:15
What: Asaph told God how he has redeemed his people.
Why: This was recorded to show that God had not given up on this people.
•Psalms 77:16
What: Asaph told God how the water was afraid of him.
Why: This was recorded to show the greatness of God's power.
•Psalms 77:17
What: Asaph told God how he brought storms.
Why: This was recorded to show the greatness of God's power.
•Psalms 77:18
What: Asaph told God how he displayed his strength through thunder, lightning, and earthquakes.
Why: This was recorded to show the greatness of God's power.
•Psalms 77:19
What: Asaph told God how he uses the sea, but how is not known.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can control his creation.
•Psalms 77:20
What: Asaph told God how he lead Israel by Aaron and Moses.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints can know that God will continue to lead his people.
•Psalms 78:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was composed in Jerusalem.
When: This was composed in 1016 BC.
What: Asaph asked his people to listen to the instruction and words he would speak.
Why: This was recorded to show how he wanted them to remember the goodness God had shown to Israel.
•Psalms 78:2
What: Asaph told his people how he would speak of the past in the form of a parable.
Why: This was recorded to show that the following is a parable or real events.
•Psalms 78:3
What: Asaph told his people (Psa 78:1) how what he would tell them was things they have already heard from their ancestors.
Why: This was recorded to show how the parable (Psa 78:2) was about things that had happened.
•Psalms 78:4
What: Asaph said how he and their ancestors (Psa 78:3) would not hide God's dealings with them from their descendants.
Why: This was recorded to show how people can learn from both good and bad examples.
•Psalms 78:5
What: Asaph told his people (Psa 78:1) left instructions for their ancestors and descendants.
Why: This was recorded to show how the law was for the continuing generations of Israel.
•Psalms 78:6
What: Asaph said how following generations should know and pass on this instruction (Psa 78:5).
Why: This was recorded to show how the law was for the continuing generations of Israel.
•Psalms 78:7
What: Asaph said one point of the instruction (Psa 78:5) was to get people to trust in him, and obey.
Why: This was recorded to show how such would be used if they were followed.
•Psalms 78:8
What: Asaph said the instruction (Psa 78:5) was given to get Israel to walk faithfully with God.
Why: This was recorded to show the goal of this instruction if followed.
•Psalms 78:9
What: Asaph said how Ephraim (Psa 78:9) had turned away from battle.
Why: This was recorded to show the disobedience (Psa 78:10) of one of the tribes.
•Psalms 78:10
What: Asaph said how Ephraim (Psa 78:9) broke their covenant with God through their disobedience.
Why: This was recorded to show how Israel had failed in fulfilling their part of the covenant.
•Psalms 78:11
What: Asaph said how Ephraim (Psa 78:9) forgot about the works God had displayed amongst Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not forget about God's past acts.
•Psalms 78:12
What: Asaph said how God did great things with Israel's ancestors in Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember God's past acts.
•Psalms 78:13
What: Asaph said how God divided the sea, so Israel could pass through on dry land.
Why: This was recorded to show the great things God showed their ancestors.
•Psalms 78:14
What: Asaph said how God guided Israel by a cloud and by fire.
Why: This was recorded to show the great things God showed their ancestors.
•Psalms 78:15
What: Asaph said how God brought forth water from a rock.
Why: This was recorded to show the great things God showed their ancestors.
•Psalms 78:16
What: Asaph said how God brought forth water.
Why: This was recorded to show the great things God showed their ancestors.
•Psalms 78:17
What: Asaph said how their ancestors sinned regardless of the acts of God they had witnessed.
Why: This was recorded to show that faith does automatically come from seeing an act of God.
•Psalms 78:18
What: Asaph said how the Israelites tempted God by asking for meat, when he had already provided manna.
Why: This was recorded to show what tempting God is like.
•Psalms 78:19
What: Asaph said how the Israelites challenged God's ability to provide the food they desired in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show the lack of faith Israel had displayed.
•Psalms 78:20
What: Asaph said how the Israelites questioned God's ability to provide the food they desired in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show the lack of faith Israel had displayed.
•Psalms 78:21
What: Asaph said how God was angry when he heard the lack of faith displayed by the Israelites.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's wrath can bring judgement (Psa 78:31).
•Psalms 78:22
What: Asaph said God was angry with Israel because of their lack of faith in his saving ability.
Why: This was recorded to show how God views those who lack faith in him.
•Psalms 78:23
What: Asaph said how God had brought life giving sustenance from above.
Why: This was recorded to show how God brought salvation (Psa 78:22) to the Israelites.
•Psalms 78:24
What: Asaph said how God had provided manna and grain out of Heaven.
Why: This was recorded to show how God brought salvation (Psa 78:22) to the Israelites.
•Psalms 78:25
What: Asaph said how Israel was given plenty of food to eat.
Why: This was recorded to show how they were not content with God's provision.
•Psalms 78:26
What: Asaph said how God brought a harsh wind, and a soothing one.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can bring both unpleasant or pleasent.
•Psalms 78:27
What: Asaph said how God brought the flesh they desired in the form of birds.
Why: This was recorded to show how God proved he could provide what Israel doubted he could (Psa 78:19).
•Psalms 78:28
What: Asaph said how God made the birds fall all around the camp of Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show that God can provide anything man desires to eat.
•Psalms 78:29
What: Asaph said how Israel ate all they desired, as God had provided.
Why: This was recorded to show how Israel's doubts about God's ability to provide (Psa 78:19) were unfounded.
•Psalms 78:30
What: Asaph said how the Israelites while eating the birds (Psa 78:27) were still not content.
Why: This was recorded to show why God struck them (Psa 78:31).
•Psalms 78:31
What: Asaph said how God killed the fat and chosen men of the Israelites who were eating the birds.
Why: This was recorded to show how death will ultimately come to those who do not believe in God's salvation (Psa 78:22).
•Psalms 78:32
What: Asaph said how even after God killed some of Israel, they still sinned.
Why: This was recorded to show how witnessing judgement does not guarantee that one will then have faith.
•Psalms 78:33
What: Asaph said how God continually judged his people for their sinning.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason why people often face trouble.
•Psalms 78:34
What: Asaph said how when God killed the Israelites, some of the one's still living would turn to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God uses such times to get people to repent.
•Psalms 78:35
What: Asaph said how those who repented (Psa 78:34) then remembered that Yahweh was their refuge.
Why: This was recorded to show how God sometimes uses judgement as a means to get people to turn to him.
•Psalms 78:36
What: Asaph said how those who turned to God superficially.
Why: This was recorded to show how not everyone who professes to be a follower is one.
•Psalms 78:37
What: Asaph said how the Israelites who recognized God as their refuge (Psa 78:35), still did not walk according to the covenant.
Why: This was recorded to show mental assent of who God is, will not result in faith.
•Psalms 78:38
What: Asaph said how God continually forgave the Israelites, and did not fully execute his judgement for their sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how merciful God was.
•Psalms 78:39
What: Asaph said how God knew that the lives of the Israelites were fleeting.
Why: This was recorded to show why he showed the compassion (Psa 78:38).
•Psalms 78:40
What: Asaph said how the Israelites repeatedly rebelled against Yahweh when they were in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be content with what God provides.
•Psalms 78:41
What: Asaph said how Israel tempted and limited God. God was limited from pouring great blessings upon them due to their unbelief that instead brought his judgements against them.
Why: This was recorded to show that God can be limited through unbelief.
•Psalms 78:42
What: Asaph said how Israel forgot about God's delivering them from their enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show what their lack of faith was rooted in.
•Psalms 78:43
What: Asaph said how God had done acts in Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints have no reason to doubt God.
•Psalms 78:44
What: Asaph said how God turned the rivers of Egypt into blood.
Why: This was recorded to show the great acts God did in Egypt (Psa 78:43).
•Psalms 78:45
What: Asaph said how God sent flies and frogs amongst Egypt.
Why: This was recorded to show the great acts God did in Egypt (Psa 78:43).
•Psalms 78:46
What: Asaph said how God gave the food of Egypt over to the animals.
Why: This was recorded to show the great acts God did in Egypt (Psa 78:43).
•Psalms 78:47
What: Asaph said how God destroyed plant life in Egypt with the hail he brought.
Why: This was recorded to show the great acts God did in Egypt (Psa 78:43).
•Psalms 78:48
What: Asaph said how the animals of the Egyptians also perished under the hail storm.
Why: This was recorded to show the great acts God did in Egypt (Psa 78:43).
•Psalms 78:49
What: Asaph said how God executed his anger upon the Egyptians.
Why: This was recorded to show how the anger of God is something to be avoided.
•Psalms 78:50
What: Asaph said how while the Egyptians will face the penalty for their sins, God executed his anger against them in this life with various non-lethal plagues (Psa 78:44-48).
Why: This was recorded to show how God gave them time to turn from their sin.
•Psalms 78:51
What: Asaph said how God killed their firstborn.
Why: This was recorded to show how God uses such things to get people to repent.
•Psalms 78:52
What: Asaph said how God guided his people in the wilderness.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit of seeking God.
•Psalms 78:53
What: Asaph said how God safely led his people, while the Egyptians died in the sea.
Why: This was recorded to show how one must follow after God in faith.
•Psalms 78:54
What: Asaph said how God his people to the promised land.
Why: This was recorded to show how God fulfills his promises to his people.
•Psalms 78:55
What: Asaph said how God drove the inhabitants from the promise land which he divided up amongst the tribes of Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show how God fulfills his promises to his people.
•Psalms 78:56
What: Asaph said how Israel continued to walk in disobedience to God.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's grace does not guarantee one to have faith in God.
•Psalms 78:57
What: Asaph said how the Israelites turned away from God like their ancestors had.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should walk faithfully with God.
•Psalms 78:58
What: Asaph said how Israel angered God through serving idols.
Why: This was recorded to show why God gave strength to the enemies of Israel (Psa 78:61-62).
•Psalms 78:59
What: Asaph said how God hated Israel due to their sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how God hates those who do wrong (Psa 5:5).
•Psalms 78:60
What: Asaph said how God left the tabernacle.
Why: This was recorded to show that the people were not interested in serving Yahweh (Psa 78:58).
•Psalms 78:61
What: Asaph said how God strengthened Israel's enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show what God did to get his people to repent.
•Psalms 78:62
What: Asaph said how God angrily empowered the sword of Israel's enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how idolatry angers God.
•Psalms 78:63
What: Asaph using figurative language said how God's anger resulted in your Israelites being killed (Psa 78:62).
Why: This was recorded to show how sin results in death.
•Psalms 78:64
What: Asaph said how priests died, but their widows did not mourn.
Why: This was recorded to show that the widows recognized God's justice is good. Also that priests did have wives.
•Psalms 78:65
What: Asaph said how God later rose up.
Why: This was recorded to show that God will also judge the sin of Israel's enemy (Psa 78:61).
•Psalms 78:66
What: Asaph said how God put the enemy of Israel (Psa 78:61) to shame.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will still judge the sin of those he uses to execute justice on someone else.
•Psalms 78:67
What: Asaph said how God rejected Joseph and Ephraim.
Why: This was recorded to show how God judges the rebellion of his people (Psa 78:9).
•Psalms 78:68
What: Asaph said how God chose Judah and mount Zion.
Why: This was recorded to show why God had his tabernacle reside in Jerusalem (Psa 78:69).
•Psalms 78:69
What: Asaph said how God built his tabernacle strong and elegant, as he did the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show that the place where God resides should be prepared well for him.
•Psalms 78:70
What: Asaph said how God hand picked David.
Why: This was recorded to show how a leader is to provide for those under their care.
•Psalms 78:71
What: Asaph said how David was picked to watch over the Israelites.
Why: This was recorded to show how God cared for his people.
•Psalms 78:72
What: Asaph said how David skillfully guided and cared for Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show the love God showed his people in providing a good shepherd in David.
•Psalms 79:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was composed in Babylon.
When: This was composed in 586 BC.
What: Asaph said how unbelievers had invaded and laid waste his temple in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show the results of the Babylonian invasion.
•Psalms 79:2
What: Asaph said how the unbelievers (Psa 79:1) gave the corpses of the saints unto the animals to consume.
Why: This was recorded to show how the Babylonians killed some of God's people.
•Psalms 79:3
What: Asaph said how the unbelievers (Psa 79:1) shed the blood of the saints all about with no burial.
Why: This was recorded to show the wickedness of the Babylonians.
•Psalms 79:4
What: Asaph said how those around Jerusalem spoke badly about them.
Why: This was recorded to show how they recognized that God had given them up to the Babylonians.
•Psalms 79:5
What: Asaph asked God how much longer he would be angry with the southern kingdom of Judah.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will make it clear to his saints when do wrong.
•Psalms 79:6
What: Asaph asked God to pour out his wrath on the nations that do not worship him.
Why: This was recorded to show that God accepts all kingdoms (Act 10:35) that come unto him.
•Psalms 79:7
What: Asaph said how the unbelievers (Psa 79:1) destroyed Jerusalem and killed some of it's inhabitants.
Why: This was recorded to show the destruction that came from Israel's sinning.
•Psalms 79:8
What: Asaph asked God to show Israel mercy for their past sins.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can always turn back to God in repentance.
•Psalms 79:9
What: Asaph asked God to save Israel for the sake of his name.
Why: This was recorded to show how when one is guilty, they should have a feeling of guilt.
•Psalms 79:10
What: Asaph questioned why the unbelievers should ask where Yahweh was in such a time, and why he did not fight for his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should care about God's reputation.
•Psalms 79:11
What: Asaph asked God to be moved by the sighs of the captives to preserve the lives of those near death.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not feel so guilty to not ask for God's mercy.
•Psalms 79:12
What: Asaph asked God to repay those who spoke bad of him and his people (Psa 79:4).
Why: This was recorded to show how Asaph cared about God being spoken ill of.
•Psalms 79:13
What: Asaph told God how he and his fellow Israelites thank and praise him continually.
Why: This was recorded to show how Israel realized their false gods were of no help to them.
•Psalms 80:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 721 BC.
What: Asaph acknowledged God as the holy one who leads Israel, and asked him to reveal himself.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God in times of trouble (Psa 80:2).
•Psalms 80:2
What: Asaph asked God to save his people before their tribes gained power.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust primarily in God.
•Psalms 80:3
What: Asaph asked God to turn the heart of his people to him, and then save them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should be willing to repent when needed.
•Psalms 80:4
What: Asaph asked Yahweh how long he would remain angry at his peoples prayer.
Why: This was recorded to show how distant the people felt from God.
•Psalms 80:5
What: Asaph told God how he made his people cry.
Why: This was recorded to show the pain that one experiences when their desired fellowship with God is broken.
•Psalms 80:6
What: Asaph told God how he had made his people strife and laughter to others.
Why: This was recorded to show how God judges his saints for their sin.
•Psalms 80:7
What: Asaph again (Psa 80:3) asked God to turn the heart of his people to him, and then save them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the desire to repent that at least Asaph had.
•Psalms 80:8
What: Asaph told God how he planted his people in a land formerly inhabited by unbelievers who were evicted.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not bring people to a certain point to then revoke his blessings.
•Psalms 80:9
What: Asaph said how he established his people in the land he planted them in.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not bring people to a certain point to then revoke his blessings.
•Psalms 80:10
What: Asaph said how the land Israel was given was full of trees.
Why: This was recorded to show the good place God had prepared for his saints.
•Psalms 80:11
What: Asaph said how the trees of the promise land were large and able to reach water.
Why: This was recorded to show the good place God had prepared for his saints.
•Psalms 80:12
What: Asaph asked God why he broke Israel's walls down allowing other to take from their sustenance.
Why: This was recorded to show how God often removes his protection from his people when they rebel against him.
•Psalms 80:13
What: Asaph said how animals devoured the land.
Why: This was recorded to show how God allowed his peoples land to be ravished to get them to repent.
•Psalms 80:14
What: Asaph asked God to return in favor to his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God in faith when they realize they have done wrong.
•Psalms 80:15
What: Asaph mentioned God's people as a string branch amongst a vineyard planted by God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God took care to establish his people in their land.
•Psalms 80:16
What: Asaph said how God's people are dying from his rebuke.
Why: This was recorded to show how the rebuke of God should be something the saints should strive to avoid.
•Psalms 80:17
What: Asaph asked God to be with the son of the man he had strengthened.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should ask God to be with their children.
•Psalms 80:18
What: Asaph asked God to save Israel so they could then return to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's grace leads to repentance.
•Psalms 80:19
What: Asaph again (Psa 80:3 & 7) asked God to turn the heart of his people to him, and then save them.
Why: This was recorded to show the emphasis on how the saints should be willing to repent when needed.
•Psalms 81:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 725 BC.
What: Asaph told others should shout for and sing to their glorious God.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of verbal praise.
•Psalms 81:2
What: Asaph told others to prepare a song with instruments.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should worship God as he instructs (Psa 81:4).
•Psalms 81:3
What: Asaph told his fellow saints to blow the horn at the times God appointed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should worship God as he instructs (Psa 81:4).
•Psalms 81:4
What: Asaph said how blowing the horn at the appointed times was a command from God.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph told the people to blow the horn (Psa 81:3).
•Psalms 81:5
What: Asaph said how God gave a testimony of him passing over Egypt, where Israel heard a language they did not understand.
Why: This was recorded to show how God watches over his people.
•Psalms 81:6
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how he freed his people from forced labor.
Why: This was recorded to show how God cares for his people.
•Psalms 81:7
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how he saved them in their cry for help, and proved their lack of faith at the waters of Meribah.
Why: This was recorded to show how God helps his people, and they choose to not trust him.
•Psalms 81:8
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how he called for his people to listen to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God seeks out his people.
•Psalms 81:9
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how he called his people to stay abstain from idolatry.
Why: This was recorded to show how God seeks to protect his people.
•Psalms 81:10
What: Asaph said how Yahweh testified (Psa 81:5) how he promised to satisfy his people with all they needed.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will provide what is needed for his saints.
•Psalms 81:11
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how Israel refused to follow what he instructed them in.
Why: This was recorded to show the tendency to sin for God's people.
•Psalms 81:12
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how he gave up his people to the lifestyle they chose to walk in.
Why: This was recorded to show how a child of God can depart from the faith.
•Psalms 81:13
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) his desire for Israel to live as he instructed them to.
Why: This was recorded to show God does not always obtain what he desires.
•Psalms 81:14
What: Asaph said how God testified (Psa 81:5) how if his people followed his instructions (Psa 81:13), he would have fought their enemies.
Why: This was recorded to show how hard circumstances in life may be due to the sin of the people of God.
•Psalms 81:15
What: Asaph said how those who hate God will endure forever knowing they were not faithful.
Why: This was recorded to show how the decisions of those in Israel will be with them for eternity.
•Psalms 81:16
What: Asaph said how God would have satisfied those people will great blessings if they did not hate him (Psa 81:15).
Why: This was recorded to show the blessings that people can miss out on when they sin.
•Psalms 82:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1016 BC.
What: Asaph said how God is present among judges who judge as if they were gods.
Why: This was recorded to show how such wicked men do not honor their position (Psa 82:2).
•Psalms 82:2
What: Asaph questioned how long the judges will judge unjustly and show favoritism.
Why: This was recorded to show how such judges either accepted bribes, friendship, or hate toward certain people.
•Psalms 82:3
What: Asaph said how the judges should grant justice to those who are are poor or oppressed.
Why: This was recorded to show how such people placed in their positions by God should do right.
•Psalms 82:4
What: Asaph said how the judges should intervene for those being oppressed.
Why: This was recorded to show how such people placed in their positions by God should do right.
•Psalms 82:5
What: Asaph said how the judges (Psa 82:2) as the continue in wickedness will not understand how they are perverting the justice in the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how such people are deceived.
•Psalms 82:6
What: Asaph said the judges (Psa 82:2) gods and children of God. Psa 82:1 says God gives judgments among the gods, or judges. In Psa 82:2-4 God rebukes their actions, or lack of. Psa 82:7 says they will die like every other ruler. Jesus mentions this (Psa 82:6) in Joh 10:34-35 where he says "if he called them gods". The Jews thought it was blasphemy that Jesus called himself the son of God. If Psalms 82 taught that they were really Gods, the Jews would have made a big fuss about that, but they never did.
Why: This was recorded to show that those in positions of authority had god-like power.
•Psalms 82:7
What: Asaph said the judges will die like every other mortal, and ruler.
Why: This was recorded to show how these judges are mere men.
•Psalms 82:8
What: Asaph asked God to judge the earth, as he will ultimately inherit all nations.
Why: This was recorded to show that God will judge righteously since our world does not.
•Psalms 83:1
Who: This was recorded by Asaph.
Where: This was recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1016 BC.
What: Asaph asked God to not be silent.
Why: This was recorded to show how distant he felt from God.
•Psalms 83:2
What: Asaph told God how the enemies of God have raised up in rebellion.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph wanted God to react (Psa 83:9).
•Psalms 83:3
What: Asaph told God how his enemies had plotted against his people.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph asked God to not be silent (Psa 83:1).
•Psalms 83:4
What: Asaph told God his enemies (Psa 83:2) have plotted to destroy Israel.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph asked God to not be silent (Psa 83:1).
•Psalms 83:5
What: Asaph told God how his enemies make plans against him.
Why: This was recorded to show why Asaph asked God to react (Psa 83:9).
•Psalms 83:6
What: Asaph named the Edomites, Ishmaelites, and the Hagarenes.
Why: This was recorded to show who the enemies of God (Psa 83:2) were.
•Psalms 83:7
What: Asaph named the people of Gebal, Ammon, Amalek, the Philistines, and those of Tyre.
Why: This was recorded to show who the enemies of God (Psa 83:2) were.
•Psalms 83:8
What: Asaph told God how Assur allied themselves with the people of Lot.
Why: This was recorded to show who the enemies of God (Psa 83:2) were.
•Psalms 83:9
What: Asaph asked God to judge his enemies (Psa 83:6-8) like he did unto the people he mentioned.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember the past deliverance of God.
•Psalms 83:10
What: Asaph told God about how the Midianites, Sisera, and Jabin died at Endor.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember the past deliverance of God.
•Psalms 83:11
What: Asaph asked God to make the rulers of his enemies like Oreb, Zeeb, Zebah, and Zalmunna.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire for justice the saints should have.
•Psalms 83:12
What: Asaph told God how Oreb, Zeeb, Zebah, and Zalmunna (Psa 83:11) who desired to take the land of God's people.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can appeal to God's past acts of grace.
•Psalms 83:13
What: Asaph asked God to make his enemies like scattering dust and stubble.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust in God to administer vengeance.
•Psalms 83:14
What: Asaph told God about a forrest fire.
Why: This was recorded to show his desire for the enemies of God to face judgement (Psa 83:16-17).
•Psalms 83:15
What: Asaph asked God to pursue and scare his enemies with his judgement.
Why: This was recorded to show Asaph's desire for the enemies of God to face judgement (Psa 83:16-17).
•Psalms 83:16
What: Asaph asked God to make his enemies ashamed and thus seek him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God often has to humble people before the seek him.
•Psalms 83:17
What: Asaph asked God for his enemies to be in fear forever before being killed.
Why: This was recorded to show the fate of those who harden their hearts against God.
•Psalms 83:18
What: Asaph asked God to have his enemies (Psa 83:5) recognize that Yahweh is the most high over the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of such recognition.
•Psalms 84:1
Who: This was recorded by the sons of Korah.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 535 BC.
What: The sons of Korah acknowledged the beauty of God'd dwelling. This was at the time the second temple was begun.
Why: This was recorded to show how God is worthy of beautiful things.
•Psalms 84:2
What: The sons of Korah expressed their desire to worship God in the temple courts to come.
Why: This was recorded to show how the desire in constructing buildings should ultimately be to worship God.
•Psalms 84:3
What: The sons of Korah told God how animals have places to rest, including on his altars.
Why: This was recorded to show how even animals seek to be in the presence of God.
•Psalms 84:4
What: The sons of Korah told God those who praise God in his house are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show how prasising God is beneficial to do.
•Psalms 84:5
What: The sons of Korah said those who are strengthened by God's ways being in their heart are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should put God's instructions in their heart.
•Psalms 84:6
What: The sons of Korah said how those who put God's ways in their hearts (Psa 84:5) will receive water with it's resulting blessings.
Why: This was recorded to show how such people are blessed.
•Psalms 84:7
What: The sons of Korah said how those who are strengthened by God's ways being in their heart (Psa 84:5) will continued to be seen as strengthened in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how concentrating on the ways of God will give one strength.
•Psalms 84:8
What: The sons of Korah asked God to hear their prayers.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray in humility.
•Psalms 84:9
What: The sons of Korah asked God to look favorably upon the anointed, which is probably referring to Cyrus (Isa 45:1).
Why: This was recorded to show their appreciation for Cyrus allowing the Israelites to return to Jerusalem and build the temple.
•Psalms 84:10
What: The sons of Korah told God how a single day before God is better than a thousand days of living in wickedness.
Why: This was recorded to show how different godly wisdom is from the wisdom of the world.
•Psalms 84:11
What: The sons of Korah said how God gives good things to those who walk righteously, and brings light, grace, glory, and protection.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should acknowledge all the good God does for them.
•Psalms 84:12
What: The sons of Korah told God how those who trust in him are blessed.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason why people should trust in God.
•Psalms 85:1
Who: This was recorded by the sons of Korah.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 537 BC.
What: The sons of Korah tell God about his bringing the some of his people back into their land from the Babylonian captivity.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should acknowledge and thank God for his acts of grace.
•Psalms 85:2
What: The sons of Korah told God how he has forgiven his people and covered their sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how the people had repented while in captivity.
•Psalms 85:3
What: The sons of Korah told God how he has ceased from executing his wrath on his people who returned from captivity (Psa 85:1).
Why: This was recorded to show how sin angers God.
•Psalms 85:4
What: The sons of Korah asked God to cause Israel to turn from their sin, so as not to anger him. This may have been referring to the those who were still in captivity.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should recognize their tendency to sin before God.
•Psalms 85:5
What: The sons of Korah asked God is he would be angry forever.
Why: This was recorded to show how the northern kingdom of Israel was living in ways that angered God.
•Psalms 85:6
What: The sons of Korah asked God if he would bring his people together again in faithfulness.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have to be united with their fellow believers.
•Psalms 85:7
What: The sons of Korah asked God to show his people his mercy and salvation.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should care about their fellow saints.
•Psalms 85:8
What: The sons of Korah said how they will what Yahweh's reply will be, and express their desire for the saints to not turn unto sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how to wait on the Lord.
•Psalms 85:9
What: The sons of Korah said how God's glory and deliverance are near those who fear him.
Why: This was recorded to show some of the benefits of fearing God.
•Psalms 85:10
What: The sons of Korah said how mercy, truth, righteousness, and peace have come together. This was referring to God returning his repentant people to their land (Psa 85:1) after having judged them for their sin.
Why: This was recorded to show how all these things can work together for the people if they would simply live as God instructs.
•Psalms 85:11
What: The sons of Korah said how truth is in the earth, while righteousness comes from God (or Heaven).
Why: This was recorded to show that regardless of how people live, the truth of that will be directly affected by God's coming righteousness.
•Psalms 85:12
What: The sons of Korah said how Yahweh will give them the good of their land.
Why: This was recorded to show that such is a blessing from God.
•Psalms 85:13
What: The sons of Korah said how the righteousness of God will show them the way they are to walk.
Why: This was recorded to show how God guides his people in the way to go.
•Psalms 86:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 985 BC.
What: David asked God to hear his prayer as he was poor and in need.
Why: This was recorded to show how David pleaded the promise of Psa 12:7.
•Psalms 86:2
What: David asked God to preserve and save him since he is holy.
Why: This was recorded to show how David pleaded the promise of Psa 12:7.
•Psalms 86:3
What: David asked God to show him mercy due to his daily crying to him.
Why: This was recorded to show repeated prayer shows endurance in faith.
•Psalms 86:4
What: David asked God to bring him joy, since he gives himself to God.
Why: This was recorded to show how there's nothing wrong to appealing to one's own righteousness in such situations.
•Psalms 86:5
What: David told God how he is good and prepared to give forgiveness and mercy to those who humble seek him in prayer.
Why: This was recorded to show that Yahweh is good.
•Psalms 86:6
What: David asked God answer his prayers as he desired.
Why: This was recorded to show the endurance the saints should have in praying to God.
•Psalms 86:7
What: David told God how he would answer him when he prayed to him in a troublesome time.
Why: This was recorded to show the faith the saints should have when praying to God.
•Psalms 86:8
What: David told God how he is unlike any of the idols who do not works as he does.
Why: This was recorded to show why God is worthy of worship (Psa 86:9).
•Psalms 86:9
What: David told God how all nations would come to worship and glorify who he is.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's people are not restricted to a single nation.
•Psalms 86:10
What: David told Yahweh how he is the only god, and does great things.
Why: This was recorded to show how one way to worship God.
•Psalms 86:11
What: David told God his desire to be committed to him.
Why: This was recorded to show that striving to obey God's commands is a way to obtain mercy.
•Psalms 86:12
What: David told God how he will continually praise him with all his being.
Why: This was recorded to show the dedication the saints should have to God.
•Psalms 86:13
What: David expressed how greatly God loves him, and how God has delivered him from the afterlife of the wicked.
Why: This was recorded to show how grateful David was to Yahweh.
•Psalms 86:14
What: David told God how proud and violent men who do not regard Yahweh have sought ot kill him.
Why: This was recorded to show why he was praying to God for help (Psa 86:16).
•Psalms 86:15
What: David told God how he is gracious, long suffering, compassionate, with mercy and truth.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can appeal to God's character in asking for things.
•Psalms 86:16
What: David asked God to save and strengthen him, showing him mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God when they fear those who would harm them (Psa 86:14).
•Psalms 86:17
What: David asked God for a sign that those who hate him would recognize and make them ashamed, realizing that God had helped and comforted David.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust that God to reveal himself to the wicked. Though this is no excuse to not talk about God with the wicked.
•Psalms 87:1
Who: This was recorded by the sons of Korah.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 536 BC.
What: The sons of Korah said how God has a foundation in the holy mountains.
Why: This was recorded to show God is near the city of Jerusalem (Psa 87:2).
•Psalms 87:2
What: The sons of Korah said how Yahweh loves Jerusalem, more than the tents of his people.
Why: This was recorded to show how God was pleased to have his people stay in a strong and safe place.
•Psalms 87:3
What: The sons of Korah said how Jerusalem is spoken well of.
Why: This was recorded to show how God had blessed Jerusalem.
•Psalms 87:4
What: The sons of Korah will mention people and the various places.
Why: This was recorded to show how Jerusalem (Psa 87:5) will be as well known of these people and lands.
•Psalms 87:5
What: The sons of Korah said how Jerusalem will be known as the birthplace of many.
Why: This was recorded to show how God provides the abode for his people.
•Psalms 87:6
What: The sons of Korah said God will record those who are to born in Jerusalem.
Why: This was recorded to show how God watched over his people.
•Psalms 87:7
What: The sons of Korah said how there is singing and playing of pipes, expressing how God provides for them.
Why: This was recorded to show how God will give his people what they need to survive.
•Psalms 88:1
Who: This was recorded by the sons of Korah.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 961 BC.
What: The sons of Korah made a psalm out of a poem of Heman. Heman said how he cried to Yahweh in both day and night.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray to God continually.
•Psalms 88:2
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) asked God to hear his prayer.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should pray in humility.
•Psalms 88:3
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God he prayed since he was facing trials and was near to death.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should draw close to God especially in such times.
•Psalms 88:4
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God he was weak and was considered soon to be dead.
Why: This was recorded to show how all saints will feel if they live long enough.
•Psalms 88:5
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God he felt near to death, like those who God had cut off from the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God allows people to live as long as he desires.
•Psalms 88:6
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he made him near his death.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can bring people near to death.
•Psalms 88:7
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he had brought affliction upon him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can bring affliction to his saints.
•Psalms 88:8
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he has separated his loved ones from him, and how he thus refuses to leave his abode.
Why: This was recorded to show that God can bring division to families (Mat 10:35-36).
•Psalms 88:9
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he prayed daily, and was tired at seeing his affliction.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should wait upon the Lord.
•Psalms 88:10
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) asked God if the dead rise up and praise him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the time to praise God is principally in this life.
•Psalms 88:11
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) asked God if the grave will proclaim the kindness and faithfulness of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how the time to be a witness for God is principally in this life.
•Psalms 88:12
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) asked God if the grave will know of the wonders and righteousness of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how the time to learn of God's great acts is in this life.
•Psalms 88:13
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he will receive his morning prayer.
Why: This was recorded to show how God should be on the mind of the saints from the moment they awaken.
•Psalms 88:14
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) asked God why he is silent to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how silence from God should be unusual in the life of the saints.
•Psalms 88:15
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he has been ready to die for a long time, but is currently distracted with his trials.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should have at least a partial desire to leave this world and be present with the Lord.
•Psalms 88:16
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how the trials he was facing put his in a place he was not used to being in.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can build the faith of his saints.
•Psalms 88:17
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) said how his trials were all around him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can build the faith of his saints.
•Psalms 88:18
What: Heman (Psa 88:1) told God how he brought division to his friends and lovers.
Why: This was recorded to show how God may remove such people to get his saints to rely more on him.
•Psalms 89:1
Who: This was recorded by Ethan the Ezrahite.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 961 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 89:3
What: He recounts how God made a covenant with David.
Why: Because he is praising God for his actions.
•Psalms 89:4
What: He recounts the promise God made to David (2 Sam 7:16).
Why: Because he is praising God for his actions.
•Psalms 89:27
What: Ethan recounts how God promised to make David the greatest king. 'Firstborn; is used to show this because the firstborn had all kinds of inheritance rights.
Why: He recounts this to remind God of his love for his people.
•Psalms 90:1
Who: This was recorded by Moses.
Where: This was recorded in the wilderness.
When: This was recorded in 1461 BC.
What: God has been the place where his people could have refuge throughout all generations.
Why: Because their physical locations had frequently changed.
•Psalms 90:2
What: God has existed not only before he created our planet and the universe but is eternal and has no beginning (Joh 1:3, Col 1:16, Col 1:17).
Why: Moses says this recognizing that God is supreme.
•Psalms 90:3
What: God can end our mortal lives whenever he wishes.
Why: Because he created us by speaking us into being.
•Psalms 90:4
What: God is outside the realm of time and thus is not affected by it.
Why: 1,000 years has no special significance since Psa 90:1-12 are simply about showing how majestic God is.
•Psalms 90:5
What: When people die, more people are born.
Why: Because God created with the ability to reproduce.
•Psalms 90:6
What: Grass is fresh in the morning and withered in the evening.
Why: He says this to show what man is like as well.
•Psalms 90:7
What: We are destroyed and terrified when God executes his anger upon us.
Why: Because we value our mortal lives.
•Psalms 90:8
What: Our sins are revealed to God.
Why: So that God can reprove us and bring us to repentance.
•Psalms 90:9
What: People were dying in pain from God's wrath.
Why: Probably because God was executing his wrath.
•Psalms 90:10
What: People are fortunate to reach the age of 80.
Why: Because life quickly passes away.
•Psalms 90:11
What: God's people should have respected his judgment because it is great.
Why: If they respect his power they may have walked in his ways more.
•Psalms 90:12
What: God's people should remember their mortality.
Why: So that they will grow in the wisdom of God.
•Psalms 91:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in the wilderness.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 1423 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 91:11
What: Yahweh will send his angels to guard those who make him their refuge.
Why: This is written to encourage people to trust in Yahweh.
•Psalms 91:12
What: The psalmist writes how God's angels will protect the saints who take refuge in Yahweh.
Why: This is written to encourage people to trust in Yahweh.
•Psalms 92:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 992 BC.
What: It's good to worship Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to encourage the saints to worship God.
•Psalms 92:10
What: The psalmist claims that God has exalted his authority, and he has been blessed. This also shows that a re'em may have a singular horn.
Why: This was recorded to show that God is worthy of being praised.
•Psalms 93:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1018 BC.
What: God is epitomized by beauty and power. This is evidenced by his creation of the world.
Why: The psalmist says this to give God his due glory.
•Psalms 93:2
What: Gods throne is symbolic of his power and authority and is older than Earths creation (Psa 93:1).
Why: Because God is eternal (Mic 5:2, Joh 1:3, Col 1:16, Col 1:17).
•Psalms 93:3
What: Man described here as 'sea' or 'floods' voice their own desires.
Why: This was recorded to show that man in unified in their own will.
•Psalms 95:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1018 BC.
What: They are encouraged to sing and shout to Yahweh.
Why: Because he is their great god.
•Psalms 95:2
What: They are encouraged to approach God with praises and songs.
Why: Because he is their great god.
•Psalms 95:3
What: He is the great god and king above all who would call themselves gods.
Why: Because wannabe gods are not really gods at all.
•Psalms 95:4
What: He owns all the earth.
Why: Because he created it.
•Psalms 95:5
What: He created and owns both the sea and land.
Why: Because he created both.
•Psalms 95:6
What: They are encouraged to worship Yahweh their maker here with bowing on the knees.
Why: Because he is their great god.
•Psalms 95:7
What: God's people are encouraged to hear their god.
Why: Because they are under Yahweh's care.
•Psalms 95:8
What: The psalmist warns the saints to not harden their hearts against Yahweh.
Why: This was recorded to remind the saints to be sensitive to God.
•Psalms 95:9
What: The Israelites doubted God's faithfulness, though he had demonstrated  it time and again.
Why: This was recorded to encourage the saints to heed God's words.
•Psalms 95:10
What: Yahweh was angry with the generation that tested him in the wilderness and went their own way.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset to avoid in our walk with the Lord.
•Psalms 95:11
What: The unbelieving Israelites were denied entrance to the rest that comes through Abraham's inheritance.
Why: Because of their lack of faith in God (Heb 4:1).
•Psalms 97:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1015 BC.
What: People should be glad that Yahweh reigns.
Why: This was recorded to get people to trust in Yahweh.
•Psalms 97:10
What: Those who love God should hate evil.
Why: Because God delivers those who love him from the hand of the wicked.
•Psalms 98:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded at Judea.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 507 BC.
What: People should rejoice in the might acts Yahweh has done through his power in delivering people.
Why: This was recorded to get people to praise God.
•Psalms 100:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 972 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 100:5
What: God is good, loving, and faithful forever.
Why: Because he is good.
•Psalms 101:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1018 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 101:8
What: David writes how he kills the wicked who reside in Jerusalem.
Why: He writes this to express his devotion to God.
•Psalms 102:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in the Babylonian empire.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 539 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 102:25
What: It was long ago that God created the world by himself (Jo 9:8). Though God spoke things into existence (Gen 1:3) his hands are mentioned as a picture of his work.
Why: Because God created them.
•Psalms 102:26
What: The world (Psa 102:25) will change, or perish, but God never will (Mal 3:6, Psa 90:2). The world will not literally be destroyed but rather given a face lift (2 Pet 3:6, 2 Pet 3:7).
Why: This is because only God is immortal.
•Psalms 102:27
What: Psa 102:26 is reiterated that God does not change in his character (Mal 3:6), or perish (Psa 90:2).
Why: Because only God is immortal.
•Psalms 103:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1004 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 103:12
What: Though we can distance ourselves from sin, only the sacrifice of God can remove it.
Why: Because God provides the atonement for his people.
•Psalms 103:19
What: David writes how God has established his rule in the 3rd heaven, and how nothing that happens is beyond God's control.
Why: He says this because he was led to glorify God.
•Psalms 104:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 985 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 104:5
What: He rejoices how God made the earth and established it to exist forever.
Why: He rejoiced in order to glorify God for his creation.
•Psalms 104:14
What: God makes nature grow for his creation.
Why: In order to provide for us.
•Psalms 104:15
What: God (Psa 104:14) has given wine, oil, and bread to mankind for their enjoyment. Though none of these did God create exactly, he provided the resources for them to be produced.
Why: In order to provide for us.
•Psalms 105:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 1016 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 105:9
What: He promised a covenant to Abraham, and his descendants which included Isaac.
Why: Because Abram trusted what Yahweh told him (Gen 15:6).
•Psalms 105:10
What: He promised an everlasting covenant to Jacob, and all God's people who make up Israel.
Why: Because Abram trusted what Yahweh told him (Gen 15:6).
•Psalms 105:11
What: The land of Canaan would be the inheritance of the saints.
Why: Because Abram trusted what Yahweh told him (Gen 15:6).
•Psalms 106:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in the land of Canaan.
When: This This was perhaps recorded in 1114 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 106:45
What: For the goal of his people that he promised in his covenant to Abraham, God changed his mind about giving them up to their enemies.
Why: Because he loved them.
•Psalms 110:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1014 BC.
What: David writes how Yahweh God would put down the enemies of David's lord. This was referring to the anointed ruler to come.
Why: This was written to show that this ruler was in existence before his coming into the world.
•Psalms 110:2
What: God will extend the rulership of his anointed king after he subdues them.
Why: Because they the anointed as their king.
•Psalms 111:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 516 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 111:7
What: How God deals with mankind, and what laws he lays down for them are fair, and trustworthy.
Why: Because they point us to our need of a redeemer, and show us how to live holy lives.
•Psalms 111:8
What: The law of Moses will remain forever, and is reliable and virtuous.
Why: Because they are used to show people their need of God's redemption.
•Psalms 111:10
What: The psalmist tells how striving to follow God's commands is wise, and how Yahweh deserves praise.
Why: This was recorded to show that the fear of Yahweh is a good thing, and to praise God.
•Psalms 112:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 516 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 112:9
What: They have been gracious to the poor, and their righteousness will last, and their authority will be lifted up.
Why: Because they trusted in God.
•Psalms 112:10
What: The wicked will see the righteous being exalted (verse9), and will hate it. Their desire was to see failure for the righteous, but now their hopes and desires will vanish.
Why: Because they realize the truth of God that they rejected.
•Psalms 115:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 972 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 115:8
What: They will be like their idols.
Why: Because their idols are dead, and anyone who would make idols to worship is spiritually dead.
•Psalms 115:17
What: The dead do not praise Yahweh in the afterlife, instead they are silent.
Why: The dead referred to here are the unrighteous idol maker/worshippers (Psa 115:8) who go down in silence because they have no god to worship, and nothing to be happy about. This is contrasted in Psa 115:18 by those who follow the true God and praise him instead of remaining silent. Going "down" here is in reference to the wicked after death, and going to the abode of wicked spirits.
•Psalms 115:18
What: The saints are not silent like the wicked (Psa 115:17), instead they praise Yahweh forever.
Why: Because they love him as their god.
•Psalms 116:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 516 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 116:4
What: The psalmist expresses how calling on the name of Yahweh is putting one's full dependance in him.
Why: In order to show the myriad of ways that Yahweh brings deliverance.
•Psalms 116:10
What: The psalmist was afflicted and since they had faith they called out to Yahweh for help.
Why: This was recorded to give praise unto Yahweh.
•Psalms 116:15
What: The death of saints in precious to Yahweh.
Why: This is written to show that death for the saints brings them to a better state.
•Psalms 118:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1018 BC.
What:
Why: This was recorded to show
•Psalms 118:12
What: The nations that surrounded the psalmist were cut down and eliminated by him.
Why: Because it was God's will for the psalmist to make it out of battle alive (Psa 118:21).
•Psalms 118:21
What: The psalmist is thankful that Yahweh has become his salvation.
Why: Because Yahweh allowed him to triumph in battle (Psa 118:12).
•Psalms 118:22
What: The psalmist speaks of the anointed king to come, and how he will be rejected by some of the teachers of the law.
Why: This is said because the psalmist is rejoicing over the great actions of God.
•Psalms 118:23
What: God has ordained his anointed king to rule despite his rejection by some, and this is marvelous.
Why: This is said because the psalmist is rejoicing over the great actions of God.
•Psalms 119:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 444 BC.
What: People are blessed and blameless if they live as Yahweh wants them to.
Why: This was recorded to show that when you are humble before God he sees you as blameless.
•Psalms 119:2
What: Those who seek God and keep his instructions are blessed of God.
Why: This was recorded to show encourage the saints to be focused on following God's instructions.
•Psalms 119:3
What: Those who follow God's instructions do not sin.
Why: This was recorded to show no one can say they walk in God's ways unless they always obey God's instructions, like Jesus.
•Psalms 119:4
What: The saints have been commanded to follow God exactly.
Why: This was recorded to show the standard the children of God are to strive for.
•Psalms 119:5
What: The author desires that they would be perfectly obedient to to God's statutes.
Why: This was recorded to show how the honest saint will realize that they are not perfectly obedient to God.
•Psalms 119:6
What: The author says how obeying God's commandments will not result in shame.
Why: This was recorded to show just one benefit of obeying God.
•Psalms 119:7
What: The author says how they will praise God for knowledge of his judgements.
Why: This was recorded to show much if a blessing it is to know of God's instructions.
•Psalms 119:8
What: The author determines to keep God's statutes, and asks for God to not abandon him.
Why: This was recorded to show how it is possible to keep God's commands, but we should be aware of how easily we choose to disobey them.
•Psalms 119:9
What: A young man can live a clean life if he follows God's word.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's words are trustworthy.
•Psalms 119:10
What: The author expresses how he sought God, and desires to be obedient to all his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how man needs to reply on God for help in obeying him.
•Psalms 119:11
What: The author expresses how he remembered God's word with the intention of helping him to not sin.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit to remembering God's word.
•Psalms 119:12
What: The author praises God and desires to know God's statutes.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the children of God should have.
•Psalms 119:13
What: The author says how they proclaimed God's judgements.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should also be proclaimers of his word.
•Psalms 119:14
What: The author says how they delighted in God's testimonies, and other riches.
Why: This was recorded to show the delight the saints should express in possessing God's word.
•Psalms 119:15
What: The author says how they think about and regard the words that God has revealed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should respond to the instructions of God.
•Psalms 119:16
What: The author says how they remember and delight in God's word.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints keep in mind God's word.
•Psalms 119:17
What: The author asks God to be generous with him, so he can be obedient to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to spend their life in obedience to God.
•Psalms 119:18
What: The author asks God to enable him to see the truth from his instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should rely on God for understanding his word.
•Psalms 119:19
What: The author claims to be a foreigner in the land, and desires the commands of God. This could be an Israelite writing in captivity, maybe exalting the word of God since they are without God's temple.
Why: This was recorded to show how regardless of where the saints are, they can rejoice in God's word.
•Psalms 119:20
What: The author uses symbolic language to express how much they desire to receive God's word at all times.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should have regarding God's word.
•Psalms 119:21
What: God had rebuked the proud who sin, and they are cursed.
Why: This was recorded to show that a curse comes form failing to perfectly keep God's commandments (Deut 27:26).
•Psalms 119:22
What: The author asks God to remove hatred and disapproval from him since he had hold his testimonies.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can ask of God if they remember the witness he has given.
•Psalms 119:23
What: The author says how princes spoke against him, but he focused on God's statutes.
Why: This was recorded to show how instead of focusing on our problems, we should focus on what God wants us to do.
•Psalms 119:24
What: The author says how God's testimonies were a delight and source of guidance to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how people should rejoice in having God's word.
•Psalms 119:25
What: The author acknowledges his coming death, and asks God to speak life to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good to be cognizant of death, and to look to God.
•Psalms 119:26
What: The psalmist says how even though he has declared his righteousness, he still wants to learn of God's statutes.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints should never be content in their own righteousness.
•Psalms 119:27
What: The psalmist asks God to understand the way of God's precepts, so that he can speak of the great things God has done.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints walk with the Lord should be one of wanting to understand the purpose of God's instructions to them.
•Psalms 119:28
What: The psalmist asks God to strengthen them since they feel overwhelmed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should turn to God in such times of need.
•Psalms 119:29
What: The psalmist asks God to remove lying from him, and give him his law in grace.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's law can help in getting one to turn from sin, with the help of the Lord.
•Psalms 119:30
What: The psalmist tells God how they have chosen to walk as God's instructions say to.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of making a decision to follow after God.
•Psalms 119:31
What: The psalmist asks God to not make him ashamed since he has clung unto God's word.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints can always appeal to God for grace when they fall.
•Psalms 119:32
What: The psalmist tells God how they will obey God's commandments when God enlarges their heart to do so.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's wise for the saints to ask God to enable them to walk in his ways.
•Psalms 119:33
What: The psalmist asks God to learn his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's commands are good, and to be sought after.
•Psalms 119:34
What: The psalmist tells God they will keep God's law if they are given understanding.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of godly understanding.
•Psalms 119:35
What: The psalmist asks God to set him in the way of God's commands, since he loves them.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should delight in God's commands.
•Psalms 119:36
What: The psalmist asks God to desire his instructions, rather than other things.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should lust after the things of God.
•Psalms 119:37
What: The psalmist prays that Yahweh would turn their eyes from both sinful, or just plain worthless things to the law of Yahweh (Psa 119:33).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should focus their attention on the things of God.
•Psalms 119:38
What: The psalmist asks God to bring him his word, since he is devoted to obey him.
Why: This was recorded to show how 'fear' is related to obedience.
•Psalms 119:39
What: The psalmist asks God to make his feelings of dread go away, and recognize that God's instruction is good.
Why: This was recorded to show how the sains should not focus on the negative.
•Psalms 119:40
What: The psalmist asks God to give him life, and states how he has longed after God's words.
Why: This was recorded to show how this saint replied on God for his life, and not his obedience to God's commandments.
•Psalms 119:41
What: The psalmist asks God for mercy and salvation.
Why: This was recorded to show how God has promised such things.
•Psalms 119:42
What: The psalmist says how he can answer others by trusting in and appealing to God's mercy and salvation.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints have no basis to trust in themselves.
•Psalms 119:43
What: The psalmist asks God to not remove his words from hos mouth, since that is what he hopes in.
Why: This was recorded to show how the hope of the saints should be in what God has said.
•Psalms 119:44
What: The psalmist says how if God's word remains in his mouth (Psa 119:43) he will continually be obedient.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of keeping God's word in the heart of the saints.
•Psalms 119:45
What: The psalmist tells God he has freedom while pursuing God's commands.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's law brings freedom from being a slave to sin.
•Psalms 119:46
What: The psalmist tells God he wil unashamedly share the word of God before kings.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not be ashamed of God's word, but obviously sometimes are.
•Psalms 119:47
What: The psalmist tells God they will delight in his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset a saint should have.
•Psalms 119:48
What: The psalmist tells God how they will happily receive commands from God, and meditate on them.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's important to think about why God gives commands.
•Psalms 119:49
What: The psalmist asks God to remember the promises he was trusting in.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should look forward to the promises of God.
•Psalms 119:50
What: The psalmist tells God he takes commfort in his life giving word.
Why: This was recorded to show how God desires for his saints to live.
•Psalms 119:51
What: The psalmist told God they will not reject his law in the midst of being mocked.
Why: This was recorded to show how mockery is used to get one to deny what they believe.
•Psalms 119:52
What: The psalmist tells God how they take comfort in God's previous pleas.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust in the promises that are for them.
•Psalms 119:53
What: The psalmist tells God how they are horrified at the wicked ignoring God's law.
Why: This was recorded to show the high regard we should have for God's law.
•Psalms 119:54
What: The psalmist tells God how he has sung about the commands of God.
Why: This was recorded to show one way they delighted in God's commands.
•Psalms 119:55
What: The psalmist tells God how he remembered and kept his law, even at night.
Why: This was recorded to show how some people only keep God's law when others are watching.
•Psalms 119:56
What: The psalmist tells God how he kept his law, because he meditated upon it.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of focusing on what is godly.
•Psalms 119:57
What: The psalmist tells God how he has promised to keep the law of his God.
Why: This was recorded to show what it means for one to be your Lord (Luk 6:46).
•Psalms 119:58
What: The psalmist tells God how they asked for his favr and mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should recognize that they fall short of God's standards.
•Psalms 119:59
What: The psalmist tells God how they thought about their walk, and changed it to follow God where needed.
Why: This was recorded to show one way to meditate on the word of God.
•Psalms 119:60
What: The psalmist tells God how they quickly resolved to reform themselves to his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints should not delay their repentance.
•Psalms 119:61
What: The psalmist tells God how he remembers his law, despite being robbed.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not focus on their circumstances.
•Psalms 119:62
What: The psalmist tells God how thank him for his judgements in the midst of the night.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should always focus of what God has revealed to them.
•Psalms 119:63
What: The psalmist tells God how he keeps company with others who obey God's commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's wise to be around others who follow after God.
•Psalms 119:64
What: The psalmist asks God to show his his commands in the midst of the mercy he bestowed on the earth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's mercy is not restricted to a certain region.
•Psalms 119:65
What: The psalmist tells God how he has been gracious with him, as he has said.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good for the saints to recognize God's goodness to them.
•Psalms 119:66
What: The psalmist asks God to teach him judgement and knowledge, since they already uphold his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how good judgement and knowledge comes from God.
•Psalms 119:67
What: The psalmist tells God how he went astray, was afflicted, and now is obedient to his word.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can afflict people to bring them back from going astray.
•Psalms 119:68
What: The psalmist tells God how he is good, and because of that he does good. The psalmist wants to learn from this good God.
Why: This was recorded to show that Yahweh is good.
•Psalms 119:69
What: The psalmist tells God how he will keep God's commands despite being lied about.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not get sidetracked from righteousness when they are attacked.
•Psalms 119:70
What: The psalmist tells God how he delights in his law, while the proud (Psa 119:69) boast in themselves.
Why: This was recorded to show the distinction of what each kind of person looks to.
•Psalms 119:71
What: The psalmist tells God how he recognized his affliction was good, in causing him to learn of God's commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how God can get people to repent.
•Psalms 119:72
What: The psalmist tells God how his law to him is better than gold or silver.
Why: This was recorded to show the value the saints put on God's law.
•Psalms 119:73
What: The psalmist tells God how he made him, and asks for understanding of his commandments.
Why: This was recorded to show that God makes all people, not just Adam and Eve.
•Psalms 119:74
What: The psalmist tells God how others who fear God will be happy to see them, as another man who trusts God's word.
Why: This was recorded to show how fearing God is a good thing.
•Psalms 119:75
What: The psalmist tells God how his judgements are right, including his afflicting him with good intentions.
Why: This was recorded to show how God does not do things with evilintentions.
•Psalms 119:76
What: The psalmist asks God to make his mercy be a comfort to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints do always take comfort in what they should.
•Psalms 119:77
What: The psalmist tells God how they delight in his law, and ask for his life giving mercies.
Why: This was recorded to show how delighting in God's law, will cause one to value God's mercy.
•Psalms 119:78
What: The psalmist tells God how the proud should be ashamed of how they treated them, but they will meditate on God's words.
Why: This was recorded to show how the wicked give no sincere consideration to the words of God.
•Psalms 119:79
What: The psalmist tells God his desire for those who fear God to turn to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire the company of other saints.
•Psalms 119:80
What: The psalmist tells God their desire to correctly handle the statutes of God.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have.
•Psalms 119:81
What: The psalmist tells God their desire for salvation, and hope in what he has promised.
Why: This was recorded to show the expectant faith the saints should have in God's promises.
•Psalms 119:82
What: The psalmist tells God they seek for his words of comfort.
Why: This was recorded to show that any word from God is better than silence.
•Psalms 119:83
What: The psalmist tells God how they are in a place of trouble, and yet they remember God's commands.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints should especially remember God's commands during times of distress.
•Psalms 119:84
What: The psalmist asks God how long they have lived, and must continue to wait for his judgement on the wicked.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints will experience long suffering.
•Psalms 119:85
What: The psalmist tells God how proud people who do not care for the law of God, tried to entrap him.
Why: This was recorded to show why the psalmist called for help (Psa 119:86).
•Psalms 119:86
What: The psalmist acknowledged the goodness of God's commands, and asked him to help him with his persecutors (Psa 119:85).
Why: This was recorded to show how God's law serves a good purpose.
•Psalms 119:87
What: The psalmist tells God how they were almost overwhelmed by their persecutors, but held fast to his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how walking in the way of God will keep his people from being overwhelmed.
•Psalms 119:88
What: The psalmist asks God to make him appreciate the grace of God, and thus obey his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how appreciating God's goodness can bring obedience.
•Psalms 119:89
What: The psalmist tells God his word is already fulfilled in Heaven.
Why: This was recorded to show why God often speaks if future events as already passed.
•Psalms 119:90
What: The psalmist says how God is faithful to all generations, just as he faithfully sustains the earth he created.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's words can be trusted.
•Psalms 119:91
What: The psalmist says how the earth continues to serve the functions God gave it to perform.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's words can be trusted.
•Psalms 119:92
What: The psalmist tells God he would have been overwhelmed in his afflictions if it was not for his instructions.
Why: This was recorded to show one benefit of following God's instructions.
•Psalms 119:93
What: The psalmist tells God they will remember his commands since they brought revival.
Why: This was recorded to show one reason to remember God's commands.
•Psalms 119:94
What: The psalmist asks God to save him, and says how they belong to him and have pursued his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how they appealed to their faithfulness to get God to help them.
•Psalms 119:95
What: The psalmist tells God how he will meditate on God's words amidst wicked people looking to murder him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should give time to the things of God even when under stress.
•Psalms 119:96
What: The psalmist tells God how they know perfection is coming, but also see's the great responsibility of following his instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints will never reach perfection in this life on fulfilling God's instruction.
•Psalms 119:97
What: The psalmist says how they love and meditate upon the instruction of God.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindet the saints should have.
•Psalms 119:98
What: The psalmist tells God how they have been made wise through his commandments, which are always with him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God's law is good.
•Psalms 119:99
What: The psalmist says how they have more understanding than their teachers from thinking upon the words of God.
Why: This was recorded to show the value of the saints thinking about what they are observing.
•Psalms 119:100
What: The psalmist says how they have more understanding than ancient people, due to their obeying God's instructions.
Why: This was recorded to show the value of obeying the God's instructions.
•Psalms 119:101
What: The psalmist tells God how they purposely avoided the wrong way to ensure they walk in righteousness.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should think about how to avoid righteousness.
•Psalms 119:102
What: The psalmist tells God they have lived obediently to the way he taught him.
Why: This was recorded to show how God deserves credit in our obedience to his ways.
•Psalms 119:103
What: The psalmist tells God how his words are delightful to him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should consider any word from God.
•Psalms 119:104
What: The psalmist tells God they hate falsity and get understanding from his instructions.
Why: This was recorded to show why the saints should heed God's instructions.
•Psalms 119:105
What: The psalmist tells God his instruction is a guide for the psalmist' life.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints how to walk.
•Psalms 119:106
What: The psalmist tells God how they plan on keeping his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have.
•Psalms 119:107
What: The psalmist asked God preserve his life through his afflictions, according to his promise (Psa 12:5-7).
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should remember and believe the promises of God.
•Psalms 119:108
What: The psalmist asked God to accept his offerings and teach him his judgements.
Why: This was recorded to show how it's good to recognize one's falling short of God's glory (Psa 119:109).
•Psalms 119:109
What: The psalmist told God how he does not forget his destruction, even when he is secure over his life.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should obey God at all times, including when they feel secure.
•Psalms 119:110
What: The psalmist told God he continued to follow his ways despite the wicked trying to trap them.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints should be cognizant of obeying God at all times.
•Psalms 119:111
What: The psalmist told God how what he said is his inheritance that he rejoices in.
Why: This was recorded to show the value of God's words.
•Psalms 119:112
What: The psalmist told God their desire to always obey him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should let God know if they desire to do such a thing.
•Psalms 119:113
What: The psalmist told God how they hate worthlessness, but love his instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should hate the things that God hates.
•Psalms 119:114
What: The psalmist told God how they take refuge in God, and trust in his word.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints should rely of their Lord.
•Psalms 119:115
What: The psalmist told those living wickedly to leave them, since they desired to obey God.
Why: This was recorded to show the steps the saints should make to separate themselves from sin.
•Psalms 119:116
What: The psalmist asked God to keep him from death, and from being ashamed of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should not be ashamed of their God.
•Psalms 119:117
What: The psalmist said if God hold him up, he will be safe, and will consider his commands always.
Why: This was recorded to show what it means to be upheld by God.
•Psalms 119:118
What: The psalmist said how God has thrown down those who in deceit disobey God's commands.
Why: This was recorded to show what the opposite of being upheld (Psa 119:117) means.
•Psalms 119:119
What: The psalmist said how God puts away the wicked, and how he loves God's instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should love God's justice and instruction.
•Psalms 119:120
What: The psalmist told God how they are afraid of his judgements (Psa 119:119).
Why: This was recorded to show that such judgements of God are terrifying, and to be avoided.
•Psalms 119:121
What: The psalmist asked God to not leave them to those who oppress them, since they themself executed justice.
Why: This was recorded to show how one's beliefs should manifest in how they act.
•Psalms 119:122
What: The psalmist asked God to help him to do good, and stop the proud from oppressing him.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should desire to do good.
•Psalms 119:123
What: The psalmist said how they look for God's salvation and word.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have for the things of God.
•Psalms 119:124
What: The psalmist asked God to teach him his commands, and show him mercy.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints will need God's mercy since they do not choose to always obey God's commands.
•Psalms 119:125
What: The psalmist asked God for understanding of his words as he serves him.
Why: This was recorded to show the importance of asking God for such understanding.
•Psalms 119:126
What: The psalmist asked God to act, due to others who ignored his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the displeasure the saints should have at others ignoring God's commands.
•Psalms 119:127
What: The psalmist told God how the value his commands more than gold.
Why: This was recorded to show the value of God's commands.
•Psalms 119:128
What: The psalmist told God how they respect the commands of God, and hate wicked ways.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should have.
•Psalms 119:129
What: The psalmist told God how he keeps his words since they are good.
Why: This was recorded to show how every word of God is good.
•Psalms 119:130
What: The psalmist said how when God brings his word it brings light and understanding to those who need it.
Why: This was recorded to show some good things that come from God's word.
•Psalms 119:131
What: The psalmist expressed how they longed for the commands of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints show recognize the importance of God's commands.
•Psalms 119:132
What: The psalmist pleads for Yahweh to be merciful with them.
Why: This was recorded to show how even those that love God need his mercy.
•Psalms 119:133
What: The psalmist asked God to make them walk in righteousness.
Why: This was recorded to show how much the saints should desire to depart from wickedness.
•Psalms 119:134
What: The psalmist asked God to save them from oppression as as to obey his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the saints desire in asking for such salvation should ultimately be to obey what God has told them to.
•Psalms 119:135
What: The psalmist asked God to look upon his favorably and teach them his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how receiving God's commands is a good thing.
•Psalms 119:136
What: The psalmist told God how they cried about others who disregarded the law of God.
Why: This was recorded to show how sin should bother the saints.
•Psalms 119:137
What: The psalmist told God how he is righteous, and the giver of good commands.
Why: This was recorded to show that God and that which comes from his is good.
•Psalms 119:138
What: The psalmist told God how his instructions are good and trustworthy.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's word should be trusted.
•Psalms 119:139
What: The psalmist said how they were over zealous due to his enemies forgetting God's words.
Why: This was recorded to show the value the saints should have on God's words.
•Psalms 119:140
What: The psalmist told God how they love his pure word.
Why: This was recorded to show that the word of God is trustworthy.
•Psalms 119:141
What: The psalmist told God how he does not forget his instructions despite being lowly esteemed.
Why: This was recorded to show how people should follow God's instruction even if life is not ideal for them.
•Psalms 119:142
What: The psalmist told God how he has eternal righteousness, and instruction that is true.
Why: This was recorded to show why what comes forth from God can be trusted.
•Psalms 119:143
What: The psalmist told God how despite and trials he was in, he delighted in his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should see the value in God's commands even in bad times.
•Psalms 119:144
What: The psalmist told God how his instructions are righteous, and asked for understanding leading to life.
Why: This was recorded to show how following God's instructions can keep people from death.
•Psalms 119:145
What: The psalmist asked Yahweh to hear their cry (Psa 119:144), so they can keep his commands.
Why: This was recorded to show the desire the saints should have in obeying God.
•Psalms 119:146
What: The psalmist asked God to save him as he cried to him, and swore to remember what he has done.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should never forget what God has done for them.
•Psalms 119:147
What: The psalmist expressed the greatness of his cries God, and the hope he has in him.
Why: This was recorded to show that prayer should be accompanied by hope/faith.
•Psalms 119:148
What: The psalmist told God how they did not do night watch since they were focused on his word.
Why: This was recorded to show how the word of God should be on the mind of the saints at all times.
•Psalms 119:149
What: The psalmist asked God to hear and save them as he sees fit.
Why: This was recorded to show how the saints should trust in God's judgement.
•Psalms 119:150
What: The psalmist told God how those sinning against his law are coming near.
Why: This was recorded to show why the psalmist asked for deliverance (Psa 119:154).
•Psalms 119:151
What: The psalmist told God how he is near with commands of truth.
Why: This was recorded to show how God watches over his people.
•Psalms 119:152
What: The psalmist told God how his word was set up to keep the saints safe, and bring us joy through godly love (Gal 5:14). This type of law will surely never pass away. The entire 119th Psalm shows how God's law is not restrictive, but life enhancing.
Why: This was recorded to show the value of God's word, especially in showing people their need of God's redemption (Rom 7:13).
•Psalms 119:153
What: *
The psalmist asked God for deliverance from his sufferings because of his remembrance of God's instructions.
Why: This was recorded to show that obedience is able to be used as an appeal for God's intervention.
•Psalms 119:154
What: The author asks God defend them in their righteous living, and to preserve them as God has promised (Psa 12:7).
Why: This was recorded to show the righteous can count on God's protection.
•Psalms 119:155
What: The wicked are outside of salvation because they don't care about God's law.
Why: Because someone who does not care about God's law does not trust God, and salvation is all about trusting Yahweh God.
•Psalms 119:156
What: The author proclaims Yahweh's compassion and calls out for it.
Why: This was recorded to show that the saints can call out to God for help.
•Psalms 119:157
What: The author expresses how he has remained faithful to God in the midst of persecution.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should have in the midst of persecution.
•Psalms 119:158
What: The author dislikes the disobedience of the faithless.
Why: This was recorded to show the mindset the saints should have.
•Psalms 119:159
What: The author calls for Yahweh to preserve his life, and expresses how he loves Yahweh's instruction.
Why: This was recorded to show that the righteous can count on God's love.
‪•Psalms 119:160
What: The author affirms how Yahweh's words are true, and his judgements are good.
Why: This was recorded to show that God is righteous.
•Psalms 119:161
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•Psalms 119:162
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•Psalms 119:163
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•Psalms 119:164
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•Psalms 119:165
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•Psalms 119:166
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•Psalms 119:167
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•Psalms 119:168
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•Psalms 119:169
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•Psalms 119:170
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•Psalms 119:171
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•Psalms 119:172
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•Psalms 119:173
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•Psalms 119:174
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•Psalms 119:175
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•Psalms 119:176
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•Psalms 120:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 993 BC.
What: Yahweh answered someone who called out for him.
Why: This was recorded to show that God is gracious to those who seek him out.
•Psalms 121:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 993 BC.
What: The author expresses how his help is higher than the mountains.
Why: This was recorded to show that Yahweh is higher than all earthly help.
•Psalms 122:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 992 BC.
What: David was happy about going to the tent that contained the ark of the covenant with others.
Why: This was recorded to show the joy that comes with the presence of the Lord.
•Psalms 130:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Babylon.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 550 BC.
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•Psalms 130:8
What: Yahweh is Israel's redeemer/savior.
Why: Since Jesus is one with the Father (Joh 10:30) and he died for the sins of the whole world (1 Joh 2:2).
•Psalms 133:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 985 BC.
What: David says how wonderful it is when brothers under God can have unity.
Why: Because we are to often familiar with division amongst the saints.
•Psalms 138:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 985 BC.
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•Psalms 138:2
What: David bows down toward the temple, but this is not idolatry.
Why: Because he was not praising the temple but God, for his love and reliability.
•Psalms 139:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 1016 BC.
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•Psalms 139:16
What: God knows our entire life before our body is even formed. The book is the account of our life on Earth.
Why: Because God is all knowing.
•Psalms 143:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 985 BC.
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•Psalms 143:2
What: David asks God to not judge him at that time recognizing that all people knowing right from wrong have sinned.
Why: This was recorded to show that God's mercy is not the result of man's righteousness.
•Psalms 145:1
Who: This was recorded by David.
Where: This was recorded at Jerusalem.
When: This was recorded in 985 BC.
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•Psalms 145:13
What: David tells how God's kingdom is everlasting, and how God is reliable.
Why: He writes this because he is rejoicing in the truths of God.
•Psalms 146:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 985 BC.
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•Psalms 146:3
What: He extols his readers to not to put their trust in men regardless of their position.
Why: Because they are mortal (Psa 146:4).
•Psalms 146:4
What: When men die their bodies go to the dust, or are buried. Their thoughts, ambitions, or plans cease. Those in positions of power that we would look to for help (Psa 146:3) such as the government always have ambitious plans for the future.
Why: Because he is mortal.
•Psalms 146:5
What: People are blessed if they can rely on Yahweh for help.
Why: This was recorded to show that having Yahweh as your God is a blessing.
•Psalms 147:1
Who: This was recorded by an unknown author.
Where: This was perhaps recorded in Jerusalem.
When: This was perhaps recorded in 444 BC.
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•Psalms 147:11
What: He accepts people who fear and trust in him.
Why: Because God wants the hearts of men to love him.
•Psalms 147:19
What: God revealed his word to Jacob and later gave his laws to the nation of Israel.
Why: Because he wants man to have a relationship with him.
•Psalms 147:20
What: He did not give his laws to any other nation.
Why: Because other nations were to join in worship with the Israelites (Isa 56:3).