I have been reading a psalm a day and tweeting something inspired by the psalm. There are other psalmtweeters involved in this challenge. As I read the psalms I look at the structure of the psalm. There are often three or more sections. The psalmist may begin with a complaint or a petition for God’s help, discuss the state of the world or how he is beset by enemies, and then move on to praise of God’s character. Character and name are used almost interchangeably. The hashtag #Psalmtweets is used in each tweet.
I added one of my recent photos to Psalm 8’s tweet.
Ps. 8: All creation reminds David of the glory of God. People seem insignificant by comparison, yet God cares for us.
Ps. 9: Praising God involves telling Him and others of God’s character and what He has done. Enemies are defeated.
Ps. 10: God seems far away to David, looking at the state of humanity. He remembers God’s sovereignty and character.
Ps.11: Refuge, holiness, sovereignty, righteousness and justice are attributes of the God upright people will meet.
Ps. 12: David complains about wicked people. God promises to protect the needy. David respects God’s words, which are pure.
Ps.13: ‘How long?’ is followed by trust in God’s unfailing love and salvation – songs of thanks and praise
Ps.14: David asks God to put the world to rights. He asks that his people will be thankful for God’s salvation (power to save)
Ps. 15: David sets out some guidelines for life in the presence of God.
Ps.16: Safety, refuge, joy and gladness on the path to eternal life with God.
Ps.17: David prays for God to defeat David’s enemies. He knows he is loved and blessed by God.
Ps. 18: A psalm of thanksgiving and celebration of David’s relationship with God his Rock and Saviour.
Ps. 19: Praise for the Creator and his Word (law). A prayer often used by preachers.
Ps. 20: A prayer for the Lord’s blessing. Then assurance of his trustworthiness. A plea for salvation.
Ps. 21: A psalm of praise and thanksgiving for God’s strength. Evil people will be destroyed when God appears.
So far all the psalms have been attributed to David, who was a shepherd boy, a musician and became King.
This project was the idea of @PsalterMark
I have provided a link to Psalm 8. The other psalms may be found on the Bible Gateway website either by searching or by navigating from Psalm 8.