During this time the character limit on Twitter was doubled from 120 to 240 characters. My daily tweets about a psalm have increased in length a little and it is no longer necessary to use contractions with ampersands and missing spaces. Perhaps it has made me lazy!
There are 3 pictures from Images of Grace by Jacqui Grace, which I have coloured.
Ps. 78: Asaph reminds the people of God’s dealings with their ancestors who rebelled. Also how he chose David from the tribe of Judah.
Ps. 79: Asaph prays that God will show his power against those who have destroyed the temple and city so that his people will praise God.
Ps.80: Asaph likens his nation to a cultivated vine. He asks God to hear, restore and to make His face shine upon them and save them.
Ps. 81: Asaph begins with a call to praise. A warning from God about not having other gods and a promise if they listen to God and follow him.
Ps. 82: Asaph speaks of God’s judging of unjust rulers, of underdogs who need help and protection. He asks God to judge the earth and all the nations.
Ps. 83: Asaph asks God to act against the nations conspiring against God. Blow them away like chaff or thistledown. Let them know that you are Lord.
Ps. 84: The sons of Korah sing about God’s dwelling place. Those who live with God, who trust in God and whose strength is in God are blessed.
Ps. 85: The sons of Korah pray to God about their land and people. They move from complaint, to listening to God and end with hope. A way to pray!
Ps. 86: David recognises his need of the forgiving God. He praises him, requests an undivided heart. (Book title by @LucyMillsBooks) He desires to go on learning God’s way to live and that his enemies should notice God’s goodness. #psalmtweets @JustCardsDirect
Ps. 87:The sons of Korah sing about Zion, the city of God, about other nations – those which acknowledge God are adopted as if they were born in Zion.
Ps. 88: This Psalm begins with a statement of faith, but goes on to list Heman the Ezrahite’s troubles and feelings of abandonment.
Ps. 89: Ethan the Ezrahite ends Book 3 with praise to God for who He is and what He does, His covenant with David. (Who is the rejected anointed one? Saul?) ends with praise
Ps. 90: Moses prays about God’s faithfulness, human mortality and sinfulness. He asks for wisdom to live well and to have God’s blessing on ‘the work of our hands’.
Ps. 91: A psalm of promises. God’s protection, faithfulness, guardian angels,deliverance, long life and salvation
Ps. 92: Praise and music proclaim God’s love and faithfulness. God’s enemies will perish, but the righteous continue to bear fruit in old age.