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Continuing the series on #Psalmtweets we reached a section of the book of psalms including much praise and thanksgiving.
Ps. 93: A psalm praising God for his majesty, strength, power in creation and might. God and his statutes are firm, holy and everlasting.
Ps. 94: A psalm about God’s vengeance, comparing evildoers with those, who are taught by God. An expression of faith in God, who consoles and gives joy to the anxious.
Ps. 95: The Venite – traditionally sung at morning prayer – a hymn of praise to God – and a warning, used less in church. #PsalmTweets
Ps. 96: A wonderful song of praise to God. Tell everyone about his sovereignty and judgment. He will judge in righteousness and truth.
Ps. 97: A psalm of faith and praise with advice – those who love the Lord must hate evil, rejoice and praise God’s holy name.
Ps. 98: Sing, shout, make music, resound, clap for joy. There is nothing timid about this psalm of praise to the Lord of salvation and judgment.
Ps. 99: A reminder of God’s sovereignty and past dealings with individuals. He spoke to Moses, Aaron and Samuel and they obeyed him. A call to worship the holy and forgiving God.
Ps.100: The Jubilate – a psalm of praise and thanksgiving, acknowledging that God created us and we belong to Him. His love and faithfulness last: past, present and future
Ps. 101 David makes promises to God about how he will live and how he will deal with people, shunning evildoers and surrounding himself with faithful people.
Ps. 102: A suffering psalmist calls to God about his condition. He then remembers God’s sovereignty, prays for restoration and predicts a continuing line of people praising God for his steadfastness and compassion.
Ps. 103: Beginning by telling his soul to praises God the psalmist lists reasons to praise Him. He ends by calling on angels and the heavenly host, God’s servants, who do His will and his own soul again to join in praise to the compassionate creator.
Ps. 104: A psalm of praise to God for His wisdom in creating and sustaining the earth and all creatures on land and sea.
Ps. 106: A psalm of praise to God, who is faithful in spite of his people’s serial wrong-doing. Looking at history in the light of God and giving praise.
One thing I have noticed during this challenge is that the Psalmist tells himself and others to praise God. ‘Hallelu Yah’ is translated as ‘Praise the Lord’ at least in the New International Version (NIV). The Authorised (King James) version also uses the imperative form of the verb: ‘Praise ye the Lord.’
Only Psalms 101 and 103 are ascribed to David. It looks as though the prolific writer anonymous was responsible for the others!