This post continues my series collecting together my Tweets for the #Psalmtweets project. I have been attempting to summarise each psalm or to pick out a theme. All the tweets in this section are from the 120 character limit on Twitter. I have often had to condense my Tweets by using shorter words or joining two words together with an ampersand. As I schedule these tweets in advance, I probably didn’t begin to use longer tweets as soon as the character limit was doubled.
The Psalms are divided into five books. This post covers the end of Book II and the start of Book III.
Ps.64: Again David fears an enemy, but cunning plots – useless against God All will proclaim G’s awesome works Trust&praise God
Ps. 65: Praise for God’s forgiveness, just deeds, creation, care, bounty in nature – call for songs of joy from people&creation
Ps. 66: a psalm of infectious praise and thanksgiving. Come and see what God has done! He rules forever. Do not rebel!
Ps. 67: Compilation of verses of Moses’ prayer, other psalms, Ezekiel (which came 1st?) describing a world in harmony with God. #Psalmtweets
Ps. 68: A Psalm about God’s power A prophetic verse about Jesus Christ ascending on high leading captives (quoted by St Paul)
Ps. 69: In desperate times David hangs on to God’s power to save. Another prophecy about gall and vinegar.
Ps. 70: David recognises his need of God’s help and deliverance. May all who seek God rejoice in salvation and exalt God.
Ps.71: A usual theme (good vs. evil) ending with joy and praise from a redeemed psalmist & proclamation of God’s righteous acts #Psalmtweets
Ps.72: Solomon prays/prophesies about himself ending with a hymn of praise to God. End of Book II
Ps. 73. Asaph envies unscrupulous folk until he sees them with God’s eyes. He will trust God and tell of His deeds
Ps.74:Asaph describes an enemy attack on places of worship, reminds God of His power in creation & asks God to act for own sake #Psalmtweets
Ps.75: Asaph gives thanks to God the judge. Asaph vows to praise God & work with Him against wicked people
Ps. 76: Asaph sings about God’s victorious power and invites his nation and its neighbours to worship God with gifts
Ps. 77: Asaph’s night-time worries are banished when he remembers God’s power in creation and guidance of his people
Of all these Psalms, the final one seems to resonate most. God’s people should focus on God and what he has done rather than on their own problems and worries.